Latest salvo in softwood war must galvanize Canada on market diversification

It’s official. This week, the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will impose countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber entering the U.S. – an average of 20 per cent. In June, it will conclude a second investigation initiated by the U.S. lumber lobby, and is expected to slap additional anti-dumping duties of 20 to 30 per

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To get a softwood deal with Trump, Canada should take these 5 messages to Washington

Photo credit: iStock, BasSlabbers Donald Trump officially becomes U.S. president today, and will begin implementing his trade agenda. He comes to office touting his plans for “creating jobs and wealth for American workers.” Canada’s best hope in resolving the escalating softwood lumber dispute is to use this to our advantage. Canada has a very short window

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark (Image courtesy Government of British Columbia)

Malaysian turmoil bitter pill for Christy Clark

The Government of British Columbia has done everything in its power to clear a path for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and yet stands in the path of oil pipelines to the West Coast. This single-minded pursuit may prove to be a foolish mistake. In July, B.C. MLAs headed into the legislature for a

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