The NeeStaNan Utility Corridor connects Canada to World Exports.
Canada is a powerhouse for mining. Hard rock metals like uranium, aluminum, zinc, gold and copper have a wide variety of uses from electricity generation, to automotive manufacturing, jewelry and electronics. Significant current and future mining opportunities exist in graphite, cobalt and lithium, which are essential for battery production. We are the second largest miner in the world of niobium, used in the production of semi conductors, and essential to our world’s computer technology platforms. We are also number one in the key mineral of potash, with about 30 per cent of the world’s potash produced in Saskatchewan, another key ingredient in fertilizer which ensures successful growth of the world’s food crops.
Western Canada's small communities depended on the success of local farmers. As the world’s number one exporter of agricultural crops including canola, oats, maple syrup, lentils, dry peas and fabulous blueberries, in very material ways, the rest of the world was also depending on our farmers and rural Canadians.