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U.S. Lumber Lobby Calls for Tariffs on Canadian Softwood

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The U.S. lumber lobby in the United States has  asked  the American Government to start  putting  tariffs on Canadian Softwood lumber.

Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council  says “The BC Lumber Trade Council will vigorously defend the industry against these new trade actions.”

Yurkovich  says  the  filing of  the petitions  in the States is not   surprising “They have long advocated for limiting Canadian access to the U.S. lumber market, we are disappointed that once again we are in litigation rather than working cooperatively with the U.S. industry to grow the market for wood products in North America.”

Yurkovich says the  claims in the petition are “based on unsubstantiated arguments. Similar claims were made in the prior round of trade litigation and were ultimately rejected by independent NAFTA panels which concluded that Canadian lumber was not subsidized and did not cause injury to the U.S. industry.  With respect to this new action, we are fully prepared to defend our industry and are confident we will again prevail.”

She says  the   action  will  hurt Americans  “this new action by the U.S. lumber lobby will only serve to limit access to Canadian lumber products, driving up prices for U.S. consumers.”

The  provincial and Federal Governments have been  trying to  develop a new softwood lumber agreement with the United States,  but  there is no  new deal on the horizon.




Well when Prince Charming gets finished fluffing his hair maybe he will mossy on down there and have a talk with Trump. Of coarse sending 25 million to known terrorist group may impede talks a bit. But being a part time drama teaching that should help. And if all else fails …well no need to worry a budget will just balance it self.

    You really need to do some studying up on the English language. Illiteracy on this board never ceases to amaze me.

Welp. looks like the beginning of one of the most protectionist US governments in memory is about to start closing it’s boarders to trade. The US Lumber Coalition asking for tariffs on our lumber is just the start, and will cost us here in BC hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, in the wood industry.

But then again we can always say to Eagleone and his band of pro-Trump supporters on here (seamut, slinky, dirtman, isthisreallife, and X-it) “nice of you to support an A-hole protectionist like “The Donald”, he is going to cost us a lot of jobs”!!!

    I couldn’t care less who was the president elect. I don’t and can’t support any president elect as I am not a registered voter. I however don’t condone the spreading of lies and untruths which is why you despise me so much.

    I do think Trudeau and his band of merry men should have been working to sign a softwood deal long ago or at the very least negotiated a extension to the expired deal. And you really think if Clinton was the president elect they wouldn’t be calling for tariffs on Canadian softwood? Give your head a shake

    The US Lumber Coalition & it’s past incarnations have been calling for tarriffs & penalties against Canadian lumber manufacturers for almost a hundred years, this is nothing new. Although Trump is protectionist, historically Democrats have been more protectionist than their Republican counterparts. Generally it is not the President or his influence that we have to worry about, rather the Senators & Congresspersons from lumber producing states that have proven to be the thorn in this issue. What should have happened is that the two countries should have started talks the moment the ink dried on the last “deal”, then this last minute, last ditch effort bs would be reduced.

Settle down now, take a deep breath I have only corrected the missinformation puked out by the left wing biased media. You did notice how you and media got the election all wrong did you not.

Maybe you need a crying room and some coloring books. Now where Trump will go have to wait and see. He’s a very wily fella.

Facts are we have won in the trade disputes but we continue to fold like a sack of shit for two reasons one don’t want to embarrass the US President and second the majors involved in the soft wood agreement have an equal amount of lumber mills in the states, so they win either way and we in forest communities loose. In the past with these disputes Sweden increased their lumber exports into the USA by 60% and no tariff so the Province and the Feds have to show some back bone here which has not been present with harper or Gordo and so far Clark. Have to start working for people if not then pay the price.

ONTARIO – In a meeting held by the Liberal party earlier this week, party leader and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau called for the prohibition of Donald Trump from entering Canada effective immediately for as long until Trump publicly apologize for his racist comments against Muslims and Mexicans. “Canada is a free country. Canada is a country that supports all ethnic backgrounds, all cultures and all religions. Donald Trump’s speeches have demonstrated his hate towards Muslims and Mexicans. Canada does not tolerate racism or hate. Donald Trump is here by banned from entering Canada for as long as he wishes to show his racism.” This speech was spoken by Trudeau at the conference and was written on paper and then signed by himself, Prime Minister of Canada.

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    Hahaha, hilarious. Read the rolling headline box on this site. Absolutely hilarious.

      This is just too funny. Here are some headlines from Happy13’s news site.

      – Aug 19/2016-Trump to begin building wall in anticipation of a Presidential win

      – Sept 10/2016-Canadian government partners with Uber for marijuana delivery

      -Oct2/2016-Canada to reintroduce death penalty

      Oct10/2016-Melania Trump is now running for President, against husband Donald

    Sigh… go here and read this. ht tp://www.snopes.com/false-donald-trump-ban-canada/

THE President elect of the United States, has openly questioned the credentials of Justin Trudeau, labeling the Canadian head of state “an embarrassment” and a “terrible president”.

In a no-holds barred interview with a Canadian magazine to be published next month, Donald Trump claims that despite being only in the job for less than year, Trudeau is “easily Canada’s worst president yet.”

“Honestly I think he’s done a terrible job so far,” Trump observed when questioned about Trudeau, and later tweeted: “He should be ashamed to call himself the President of Canada.”

Trump even warned Canadians that the Liberal leader’s continued “regressive” leadership could result in a change in job title for future Canadian leaders.

“Well as I’m sure you know, I’ve followed Canadian politics closely all my life,” Trump maintained. “And I think he’s done such damage to the Canadian presidency that they should rename it to like, prime minister or something more Canadian-sounding, like emir or emperor.”

Trump openly questioned Trudeau’s immigration policy, calling him the “founder of Canadian ISIS”, but cited the 44-year-old’s “terrible record” with women’s rights, as the main reason for his loss of faith in the Liberal Party leader.

    So tRump has been following Canadian politics all his life but doesn’t know Trudeau is the Prime Minister or that the Governor General is the head of state ?
    Did you get this from a comedy show or one of those bogus news sites that are all the rage lately ?

So Trump who many on here support is backing out of many of his election lies/promises. He has outright lied to the American people on many so many occasions it’s actually laughable. I find it funny that people are ok with this and would post quotes of Trumps. How does the cool aid taste?

What’s with the comments about his hair? Compared to Canadas last PM that was by the way overwhelmingly voted out of service and his grey haired hat head that wouldn’t move if he was standing in a hurricane.

    Unlisted. If you were half the man that Harper is, you would be famous. As it is you don’t rate very high on a scale of one to ten.

      Now that is funny. Why would i want to be famous Palopu? Your response reminds me of things kids said in grade school. For you to think for a fraction of a second that I would care what you think or say about me without having any idea whom I am shows your ignorance. I have no idea who you are and I don’t care who you are I don’t have a need to be famous so sorry to burst your little bubble but nice try….you are truly funny,

Easy to see who is listening to the media… even got all the Canadians wound up about Trump. WE ARE IN CANADA. WE do not vote in the usa. Hate walks and signs are for terrorist. If you hate someone so much you should go to anger management classes. If killory had of gotten elected, no hate walks would have been happening.

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