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Canada-United States Law Institute 2022 Experts' Meeting


Date & Time

Nov. 10, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Please join our experts on November 10, 2022, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM (lunch included) to learn about what Canada and USA are doing in the face supply chain shortage of critical minerals.  This is the annual Experts' Meeting of the Canada - United States Law Institute co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute.  The focus of the 2022 meeting is Critical Minerals: Strategic Challenge and Positive Opportunity for Canada and the USA.

This event brings together these Canadian and American leaders in both the public and private arena to share ideas and insights into critical minerals – their great importance for Canada and the United States, supply chain challenges as well as the roles of each country to develop its resources and address national security concerns and opportunities for enhanced cooperation.

There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided free through the generous sponsorship of Cleveland Cliffs Inc.

There will be two panels in the morning and keynote presentation during lunch.  Please find the current agenda below:

 Panel 1: Business and Industry Issues (10:00AM)

Diane Francis, Moderator, Award winning journalist and columnist

Chris Doornbos, CEO and Director, E3 Metals Corp.

Eric Lee, Former Global Lead, Electrification Strategy & Portfolio Planning (2019–2021), Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), CEO of Copper Country Capital, LLC


Panel 2: Government and Public Policy Issues (11:00AM)

Peter MacKay, Moderator, Former Attorney General and Minister of Defense of Canada

Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister for Natural Resources Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector 

Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the U.S. President’s National Economic Council, whose portfolio includes supply chains and critical minerals


Luncheon Keynote – A Defense Perspective on a Reliable and Sustainable Supply of Critical Minerals- sponsored by Cleveland Cliffs (12:20PM)

Matthew D. Zolnowski, Portfolio Manager, Defense Production Act Title III Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Industrial Base Policy.

Questions?  Please direct inquiries to CUSLI Program Director Steven Paille at

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Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more

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