“Canada is doing the right things and the United States is wrong."
Immediate relief from U.S. duties is "unlikely," B.C.'s premier says.
A Quebec lumber mill's donation could have helped Florida families rebuild after a hurricane. Then U.S. anti-dumping rules kicked in.
He called the softwood dispute an "emotional" issue.
Jobs will be lost. Lives will be disrupted. Families and their communities will struggle. The cuts that result from these tariffs could have lasting impact, which will still be felt across this country by the time the next federal election comes along. This is about protecting and saving thousands of jobs across Canada.
Batten down the hatches, British Columbia.
"At some point you’ve got to stop backing up."
Currency manipulation, too.
"We have managed to raise attention to this issue at the very highest levels."
The next seven months could be very nervous times in Canada's forestry sector, particularly softwood lumber. That's because the Softwood Lumber Agreement that Canada signed with the U.S. in 2006 expired last October 12. Canada had hoped to simply renew the agreement at that time, but the U.S. refused.