The Trudeau government has invested $50 million into a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint–Jérôme, in the Laurentians. This comes alongside another $50 million that will be interjected by the Premier of Quebec, François Legault. While many are likely to applaud the decision to give money towards the development of a battery-pack assembly plant within Canada – Diverge Media has a different take.
Diverge writer, Greg Staley, lays out what should be the obvious issues with electric cars — lithium mine, the pollution caused by the mines and wildlife impacts.
He even points out the top country for lithium production is Australia — but it’s the Chinese who are mining for it.