Toyota backs away from rare earth metals mine in Quebec

APTN National News
They’re used in everything from light bulbs to smart phones.

Rare earth metals are fast becoming one of the worlds’ most sought after resources.

But extracting the metals is proving to be anything, but environmentally friendly.

Algonquins in western Quebec are opposing a rare earths mine on their ancestral land where Toyota was a partner.

According to APTN’s Tom Fennario the car company has backed away in this updated story that previously aired on APTN National News.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN - Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist and has since helped cover important stories such as the Muskrat Falls protest in Labrador and anti-pipeline actions in North Dakota.