The role of critical minerals in the struggle between states has long been the stuff of Cold War intrigue: missile guidance systems, lasers, radar - all depend on critical minerals and countries carefully curated their supply.
But the Cold War is over: scarcity introduced by COVID-19 market shocks has pushed nations into head-to-head competition over control of critical elements, extending well beyond the rare earths. In the context of supply-side risk and state-level focus on securing minerals needed to ensure the safety and security of citizens, how should miners position themselves? To what extent are governments prepared to sacrifice corporate aspiration and marketplace predictability on the altar of national good in the race to be first and best in the control of critical minerals? Will miners profit handily in this new reality or be crushed by the collision of states determined to win?
- Richard Fadden, Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Former Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Catherine Raw, COO, Barrick Gold Corporation
- Jeff Townsend, COO, Technical Critical Minerals
- Guy Winter, Partner, Fasken
- Andrew House, Partner | Co-Leader, National Security, Fasken
- 11:00 - 12:30 ET Webinar and Q&A
This webinar is complimentary
This event is only available by webinar
This programme contains a total of 16 sessions with 24 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s PDAC 2021: Toronto Mining Conference Series – March 2021 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of March 12, 2021.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.