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Canada, EU in Raw Materials Pact to Cut China Reliance

  • Trudeau, EU chiefs announce partnership after Brussels talks
  • Need to diversify away from China, says Von der Leyen
Justin Trudeau, left, Charles Michel, and Ursula von der Leyen speak following an EU and Canada summit in Brussels, on June 15.
Justin Trudeau, left, Charles Michel, and Ursula von der Leyen speak following an EU and Canada summit in Brussels, on June 15.Photographer: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

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Canada and the European Union launched a new partnership to secure supply chains for critical minerals and reduce dependence on China in a push for jobs and to counter climate change.