Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Softwood Lumber Deal? What Softwood Lumber Deal?

A little more than a year later (the deal was inked on October 11, 2006), and the U.S. timber lobby, the Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports, is still bitching. In their latest release, they give a whole list of new Canadian "subsidies" allegedly in violation of the deal, and renew their support for "the decision taken by the United States to initiate arbitration proceedings".

Note that these arbitration proceedings are being financed from the half-billion-dollar war-chest Canada gave to the CFLI as part of the original "deal".

1 comment:

Tootrusting said...

The lumber deal is like most of the new governments deals and policies.
They make great sound bites but lack any substance, and in most cases just don't work.