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Luisa Vieira

Electric vehicle wars

Ahead of the G-7 summit in Japan, PM Justin Trudeau stopped in South Korea to chat with President Yoon Suk Yeol about security and economic ties. At the top of Trudeau’s list of priorities? Convincing South Koreans that Ottawa remains committed to Canada’s first electric-vehicle battery plant in the state of Ontario that, according to the companies building it, is currently on the chopping block.

But what does an EV mega factory in Windsor, Ontario, have to do with … South Korea?

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at Hiroshima Airport in Japan.

Kohei Choji/The Yomiuri Shimbun via Reuters Connect

Ahead of G-7, Canada seeks cooperation in Asia

Trudeau landed in Hiroshima on Thursday to discuss global security, economic resilience, climate change, and energy with the other G-7 leaders. As in South Korea, Canada’s top business priority is likely to be seeking markets for critical minerals.

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