Letter: Media concentrate on Moe-Trudeau spat over Saskatoon go to a failure

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I live in Saskatoon and regularly listen to/read news from a variety of media outlets — the StarPhoenix, Globe and Mail, CBC radio and TV, CTV, Global TV and CKOM radio. I’m often proud of the work that you all do.

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But I was very sad to see that almost all the media coverage of Trudeau’s visit to Saskatoon to announce federal support for rare earth mining in Saskatchewan was primarily focused on the game-playing of Trudeau and Moe.

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This announcement is a really important move, for the global future of sustainable energy, for the economy of Saskatchewan, and it deserved full attention to the subject itself.

Where are the rare earth reserves in Sask? What are potential issues in mining, processing and transporting them? What are the market dynamics with other competitors?

I would love to have heard some in-depth interviews with geologists, battery manufacturers, commodity brokers, indigenous and other leaders in the areas where the mineral reserves are. But we got very little of that.

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