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News Forestry Manufacturing General
May 15, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
May 15, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
May 9, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
May 8, 2017  

Softwood threat from Trudeau government ‘inappropriate’: Ross

Commerce secretary says duties on Canadian lumber was based on the facts presented – not political calculations.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
May 3, 2017  

BC Liberals threaten US coal with carbon tax after softwood levy

About 94% of thermal coal exported through BC comes from the US.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
May 3, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
May 1, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 28, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 27, 2017  

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.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 27, 2017  

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.

News Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
April 26, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 26, 2017  

Trump’s trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country

Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

Ottawa won’t immediately offer softwood aid package

Waiting to see the details of various punitive measures before calculating the aid amount.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

Trump proposes tariff of 20% on Canadian softwood lumber

First shot in renewed hostilities over price of wood heading into the US market.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 24, 2017  

Opening shot coming in Canada-US softwood lumber war

US Commerce Department to announce the first of two anticipated duties.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 21, 2017  

Canada softwood industry seeks China sales as alternative to US

Trudeau government has placed a priority on finding new trade markets in Asia.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 10, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 30, 2017  

BC envoy says the window is open slightly for softwood deal

Better to deal early than getting wrapped up in a big NAFTA negotiation.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 28, 2017  

Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute

Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing General
March 27, 2017  

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%.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 16, 2017  

Forest sector partners with FCM on economy and sustainability

FPAC will work directly with Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
March 15, 2017  

Ontario, Quebec more vulnerable to US softwood duties

Their sawmills largely missed out on the surge of shipments to China.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
March 13, 2017  

Resolute extends Niagara newsprint plant shutdown

Montreal-based company says the operation may be converted to make different products with a more sustainable future.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
March 9, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
February 17, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
February 15, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
February 14, 2017  

Ontario urges Ottawa to set up loan guarantees for softwood producers

“Likely” softwood producers will be paying “unreasonably high duties” by May: McGarry.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
February 9, 2017  

BC government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobby campaign

Contends restricting Canadian lumber supply will cause house prices in the US to spike.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 11, 2017  

De Jong criticizes US protectionism as lumber dispute looms

BC finance minister warns it will cause the province’s industry problems.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 4, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
January 3, 2017  

Cross-laminated timber offers hope for struggling US timber communities

Proponents say CLT strong enough to build even the tallest skyscrapers.