During the NATO Council of Canada’s 2010 Spring Conference on conflict and natural resources, participants had the pleasure of hearing from Ian London, Market Development and Energy Advisor with Avalon Rare Metals Inc. who spoke about the impact that rare metals could have on geopolitical relations in the 21st Century. Following this conference, Mr. London was invited to speak at NATO Headquarters as part of a symposium on future security trends held in November. Mr. London’s presentation to NATO titled “Rare Earths: the New Oil in 2011?” can be viewed here.
The recent fatal shooting of an innocent young woman in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district reminded Canadians of the impact the current national gun policy is having on cultural values and societal welfare.
Megan argues that the influx of Syrian refugees to Canada are a source of strength, not security concerns