Canada Lithium Announces Project Update

TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Lithium Corp. ("Canada Lithium" 
or the "Company") (TSX: CLQ) (U.S. OTC: CLQMF) announced today that wet 
commissioning and initial tests of most of the major hydrometallurgical plant 
circuits have been completed successfully at its operations near Val d'Or, 
Plant Commissioning Update 
Commissioning of the plant's "front end," which includes the crushing, 
grinding and flotation circuits, is ongoing. During commissioning, the process 
plant produced spodumene in January, February and March of 2013. During March 
2013, the Company mined approximately 32,000 tonnes of ore at a head grade of 
0.95% (as compared with the mineral reserve grade of 0.94%) and an estimated 
400,000 tonnes of waste rock to complete Stage One of the Tailings Management 
Facility (TMF). 
The EPCM stage is now substantially completed and systems testing of the 
plant's "back end," or hydrometallurgical circuit, is ongoing with the only 
commissioning delay to date being with respect to the kiln, which converts 
alpha spodumene (the end product of the crush/grind/flotation circuit) to beta 
spodumene. Pre-heating of the kiln has been completed and it is now being 
operated intermittently at medium operating temperatures for mechanical 
testing. Final commissioning of the kiln is pending final inspection by 
officials from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group), which the 
Company had anticipated for the end of March 2013. The Company is actively 
working with CSA Group to complete the inspection. CSA inspectors are 
scheduled to be on-site early next week. 
Commissioning of the plant's hydrometallurgical circuit is ongoing, 
predominantly the lithium sulphate circuit, sodium carbonate circuit and the 
various stages of precipitation, leaching, filtration and packaging. These 
circuits are now operating and the first lithium carbonate product was 
successfully produced using out-sourced lithium sulphate. 
Commissioning of the project will continue through the upcoming months. The 
Company's objective remains to meet its target of first carbonate shipments to 
China in late April 2013 at an initial reduced level as commissioning tonnages 
build. The Company continues to expend working capital to maintain the plant 
in a ready state to commence processing and currently anticipates full ramp-up 
to a production rate of 20,000 tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate per 
annum by the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. 
Representatives of offtake partner Tewoo were on-site last week to review 
logistics and transportation strategies for the delivery of lithium carbonate 
product in the coming months to the Ports of Vancouver or Prince Rupert. 
Tailings Management Facility (TMF) Update 
Golder Associates, the Company's TMF geotechnical consultant, has completed an 
evaluation of the water discharge that occurred from the process-water cell of 
the TMF on March 19, 2013, and is preparing a remedial action plan which is 
anticipated to be completed by the end of this week and submitted to the 
Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement de la Faune et des 
Parcs (MDDEFP) early next week. Canada Lithium anticipates that the 
remediation work can be completed within 10 days of MDDEFP approval and 
without affecting plant commissioning. 
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About Canada Lithium Corp. 
The Company holds a 100% interest in the Québec Lithium Project near Val 
d'Or, the geographical heart of the Québec mining industry. It has completed 
construction and is in the commissioning phase of an open-pit mine and on-site 
processing plant with estimated capacity to produce approximately 20,000 
tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have 
produced battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. A five-year off-take 
agreement for a minimum of 12,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with 
Tewoo-ERDC, one of China's largest commodities traders. A second off-take for 
up to 5,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with Marubeni Corp., a major 
Japanese commodities trading company. Lithium carbonate is used in lithium-ion 
batteries that power consumer electronics (laptops, tablets, etc.), power-grid 
storage facilities and electric and hybrid vehicles. The Company trades 
under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF. 
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information 
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning 
of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information is based upon 
the Company's beliefs, estimates and opinions as at the date of this press 
release, which the Company believes are reasonable, but no assurance can be 
given that these will prove to be correct. Furthermore, the Company undertakes 
no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information contained herein 
if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, 
except as otherwise required by applicable law. 
Forward-looking information relates to future events or to future conditions, 
performance or results of operations and reflects current expectations or 
beliefs regarding such matters including, but not limited to, information or 
statements with respect to: (i) the amount of mineral resources; (ii) 
exploration, development and production activities, including information 
regarding the potential mineralization and resources; (iii) the amount of 
future output over any period; (iv) net present value and internal rates of 
return of the mining operation; (v) assumptions relating to capital costs, 
operating costs and other cost metrics; (vi) assumptions relating to gross 
revenues, operating cash flow and other revenue metrics; (vii) assumptions 
relating to future price and demand for lithium and other macroeconomic 
metrics; (viii) exploration and development plans, including anticipated costs 
and timing thereof, time frames for completion, and anticipated time to 
production; (ix) mine potential and expected mine life; and * sources of and 
anticipated financing requirements. 
All information other than matters of historical fact may be forward-looking 
information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by 
the use of words such as "seek", "expect", "anticipate", "budget", "plan", 
"project", "estimate", "assume", "continue", "forecast", "intend", "believe", 
"predict", "potential", "target", "strategy", "goal", "may", "could", "would", 
"might", or "will" and similar words or phrases (including negative 
variations) suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. 
Forward-looking information is based upon certain assumptions by the Company 
or its consultants and other important factors that, if untrue, could cause 
the actual results, performances or achievements of the Company to be 
materially different from future results, performances or achievements 
expressed or implied by such information. Such information is based on 
numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the 
environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the 
price of lithium, anticipated costs and ability to achieve goals. Certain 
important factors that could cause actual results, performances or 
achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking 
information include, but are not limited to: (i) required capital investment 
and estimated workforce requirements; (ii) estimates of net present value and 
internal rates of return; (iii) future demand and market prices for lithium; 
(iv) receipt of regulatory approvals on acceptable terms within commonly 
experienced time frames; (v) anticipated timelines for the commencement of 
production; (vi) anticipated timelines for community consultations and the 
impact of those consultations on the regulatory approval process; and (vii) 
future exploration plans and objectives. 
By its nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, 
uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or 
achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed 
or implied by such forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other 
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those 
expressed in the forward-looking information contained in this press release 
include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to: (i) the 
interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral 
deposits and conclusions of economic evaluations; (ii) results of feasibility 
studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining 
results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, (iii) the 
outcome of litigation in which the Company is or may in the future become 
involved; (iv) risks relating to possible variations in reserves, grade, 
planned mining dilution and ore loss, or recovery rates and changes in project 
parameters as plans continue to be refined; (v) mining and development risks, 
including risks related to accidents, equipment breakdowns, labor disputes 
(including work stoppages and strikes) or other unanticipated difficulties 
with or interruptions in exploration and development; (vi) risks related to 
the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential 
for unexpected costs and expenses; (vii) risks related to future commodity 
demand and price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; (viii) the 
uncertainty of profitability based upon the cyclical nature of the industry in 
which the Company operates; (ix) risks related to failure to obtain adequate 
financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms or delays in obtaining 
governmental approvals or in the completion of development or construction 
activities; * risks related to environmental regulation and liability; (xi) 
political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; (xii) 
risks related to the uncertain global economic environment; and (xiii) other 
risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and 
business strategy. Although the Company has attempted to identify important 
factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from 
those described in the forward-looking information, readers are cautioned that 
this list is not exhaustive and there may be other factors that the Company 
has not identified. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on 
forward-looking information contained in this press release. All 
forward-looking information contained in this press release or incorporated by 
reference herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary note. 
Peter Secker, CEO and Deputy Chairman (416) 361-2821 
Olav Svela, Director, Investor Relations (416) 361-2821 or (416)  479-4355 or 
Christine Stewart, Renmark Financial Communications Inc. (416) 644-2020  or 
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