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The Kingston-Greater Sudbury Critical Minerals Alliance

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and Kingston Economic Development Corporation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, which will serve to identify and outline areas of continued and future cooperation that will foster innovation, enhance collaboration, and promote mutual prosperity.

The alliance, announced at the opening dinner of the BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility conference on May 29, 2024, is known as the Kingston-Greater Sudbury Critical Minerals Alliance.

“Through this alliance, we’re forging a path towards collective solutions. Partnering with Sudbury, allows us to better reach the objectives set out by the federal and provincial Critical Minerals Strategies,” said City of Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson. “It’s about advancing together, maximizing our strengths, and achieving mutual objectives.”

This alliance will foster innovation and collaboration by connecting mines, clean-tech and mineral processing technology companies within the value chain, facilitating strategic partnerships and advancing innovation of the supply chain in Ontario.

“Sudbury and Kingston have unique strengths in mining, resource extraction, mineral supply, processing technologies and recycling,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre. “This strategic partnership will help us both advance and capitalize on new opportunities that present themselves during the BEV transition.”

In recognition of the Canadian Net Zero 2050 targets and need of mining and processing capabilities to support the critical mineral economy and the electric vehicle transition, the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation and Kingston Economic Development Corporation are committed to working closely to strengthen connections across the regions, share best practices and create opportunity.

The topic of cross-sectoral collaboration will be explored further at the full day portion of the BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility conference on May 30, as speakers will be representing the automotive, battery, green energy, mining, mineral processing, and allied supply and services companies.

About the City of Kingston:

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable, leading city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy travel distance from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

About Greater Sudbury:

The city of Greater Sudbury is centrally located in northeastern Ontario and is composed of a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Greater Sudbury is 3,627 square kilometres in area, making it the geographically largest municipality in Ontario and second largest in Canada. Greater Sudbury is considered a city of lakes, containing 330 lakes. It is a multicultural and truly bilingual community. More than six per cent of people living in the city are First Nations. Greater Sudbury is a world class mining centre and a regional centre in financial and business services, tourism, health care and research, education and government for northeastern Ontario.

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