Critical Minerals Strategy: Public Consultation
Global trends including the need to reduce emissions and the increasing use of digital technologies are transitioning our economies to be green and innovative. Critical minerals are required for this energy and technological transition as they are needed to build products such as wind turbines, solar panels, permanent magnets, batteries and cell phones.
The demand for critical minerals is anticipated to greatly increase and will require additional supply, new products and manufacturing capacity. Newfoundland and Labrador has tremendous critical mineral potential that if developed, can support new mines and even advantage mineral processing and manufacturing based here in the province.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking to seize this opportunity to realize economic and social benefits for the people of our province, position Newfoundland and Labrador for opportunities in developing critical mineral supply chains, and ensure that our Province’s mineral resources are developed responsibly and sustainably.
The feedback received throughout the engagement process, which occurred over the course of summer 2023, has been compiled into a What We Heard document. Thank you to everyone who shared input on the development of the Newfoundland and Labrador Critical Minerals Strategy.
The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of seeking public input to inform a Critical Minerals Strategy for the province.
Any personal information that may have been received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.
If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact the department’s ATIPP coordinator at ATIPP-IET@gov.nl.ca.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more regarding the creation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Critical Minerals Strategy, please contact EngageCriticalMinerals@gov.nl.ca.