Quebec lumber workers among the first to feel duty inspired layoffs
Resolute cuts shifts at seven sawmills, delays the start of forest operations, affecting 1,282 workers.
NB hires former American ambassador David Wilkins as softwood envoy
He helped resolve an earlier dispute over softwood lumber, which won support from the Canadian lumber industry.
Doer to swing axe for Alberta’s softwood lumber industry
Former Manitoba premier will work with other stakeholders to develop a Canadian approach to the file.
Softwood threat from Trudeau government ‘inappropriate’: Ross
Commerce secretary says duties on Canadian lumber was based on the facts presented – not political calculations.
BC Liberals threaten US coal with carbon tax after softwood levy
About 94% of thermal coal exported through BC comes from the US.
Tembec CEO expects high lumber prices will prevent layoffs for now
But situation could change in Quebec if prices fall during the end to the home construction season.
Threat of economic turmoil over softwood tariff becomes BC election issue
Clark seizes upon the tariff issue as pivotal to her jobs-focused re-election campaign.
Clark says all Canadian players rejected bad Obama softwood deal
BC premier says it would have cut exports by a third, and jobs by a third.
Freeland sees softwood progress as Canada-US wage ‘polite’ trade war
Foreign affairs minister is optimistic a new deal can reached and that it will be a win for both countries.
Clark calls on Ottawa to ban coal exports after softwood lumber duties
BC premier says a ban will help develop the province’s liquefied natural gas industry.
It’s Canada’s turn to get blasted by Trump
White House makes it clear that issues over dairy and softwood lumber are related to NAFTA renegotiations.
Trump’s trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country
Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.
New US softwood lumber duties a focal point of BC election
Clark says she will fight the tariffs and work to reach a fair deal with the US.
Ottawa won’t immediately offer softwood aid package
Waiting to see the details of various punitive measures before calculating the aid amount.
Trump proposes tariff of 20% on Canadian softwood lumber
First shot in renewed hostilities over price of wood heading into the US market.
Opening shot coming in Canada-US softwood lumber war
US Commerce Department to announce the first of two anticipated duties.
Canada softwood industry seeks China sales as alternative to US
Trudeau government has placed a priority on finding new trade markets in Asia.
Clark more hopeful for softwood lumber deal under Trump than Obama
BC premier said it would have been hard to do any worse than the previous president.
BC envoy says the window is open slightly for softwood deal
Better to deal early than getting wrapped up in a big NAFTA negotiation.
Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute
Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.
Tembec expects $55M from Quebec big user electricity rebate program
A $136 million capital investment in Temiscaming specialty cellulose plant qualifies it for about 40%.
Forest sector partners with FCM on economy and sustainability
FPAC will work directly with Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Ontario, Quebec more vulnerable to US softwood duties
Their sawmills largely missed out on the surge of shipments to China.
Resolute extends Niagara newsprint plant shutdown
Montreal-based company says the operation may be converted to make different products with a more sustainable future.
BC’s softwood lumber envoy says long-term deal needed with US
Emerson feels Americans are aware that BC and Canada want a deal and are prepared to fight.
BC calls in McNaughton, special envoy Emerson to map softwood strategy
Canada’s ambassador to the US says behind the scenes talks have raised the profile of the agreement with the Americans.
BC taps David Emerson as trade envoy on softwood lumber
Former trade minister signed the last agreement in 2006, ending the fourth Canada-US dispute.
Ontario urges Ottawa to set up loan guarantees for softwood producers
“Likely” softwood producers will be paying “unreasonably high duties” by May: McGarry.
BC government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobby campaign
Contends restricting Canadian lumber supply will cause house prices in the US to spike.
De Jong criticizes US protectionism as lumber dispute looms
BC finance minister warns it will cause the province’s industry problems.
Stormy days ahead for Canada with new US trade representative
Former diplomat suggests there is little desire by the new US administration to reach any quick deal on softwood lumber.
Cross-laminated timber offers hope for struggling US timber communities
Proponents say CLT strong enough to build even the tallest skyscrapers.