Montana Senators Take Aim At Canadian Lumber Exports

Montana’s two U.S. Senators testified Wednesday before a federal commission tasked with investigating Canadian lumber export practices. Sens. Steve Daines (R) and Jon Tester (D) were joined by colleagues from other western states and representatives of American timber...

Canadian Officials See Outline Of New Softwood Lumber Deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the outlines of a deal with the United States to resolve the softwood lumber dispute are in place. But she can’t predict whether the persistent trade irritant will be settled before negotiations begin on Aug. 16 to...

Canada And U.S. Closing In On Softwood Lumber Deal

Canada would cap its U.S. market share at 30 percent, in an effort to settle the softwood lumber trade dispute, with the U.S. supplying the remainder. But resolving what happens if it can’t make up the balance may be keeping an agreement from being reached. The...

U.S. Lumber Coalition Objects To Canada Subsidizing

The U.S. Lumber Coalition, a trade group that had been rallying against the extension of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada, came out as expected against the Canadian government’s plan to spend C$867-million in subsidies for Canadian softwood producers...