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Former U.S. ambassadors blast Donald Trump over softwood lumber dispute with Canada

WASHINGTON – A pair of former American ambassadors to Canada have criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for his string of remarks about the northern neighbour… 670 more words



Canada’s forest industry felt the slap of the countervailing duties they were bracing for late Monday, with confirmation out of Washington that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation has once again concluded that softwood lumber imports are unfairly subsidized. 251 more words


Loonie hits 14-month low as softwood lumber duties expected to impact jobs

MONTREAL – The Canadian dollar sank on the weight of preliminary U.S. duties on softwood lumber imports that is expected to lead to large job losses that could begin to take hold as early as this fall. 522 more words


Trudeau either target or example as his play-nice Trump strategy yields a trade war over lumber

Justin Trudeau has always played nice with Donald Trump. The refugee-hugging liberal bit his tongue, flooded Washington with envoys, feted Ivanka Trump on Broadway and relentlessly talked up Canada-U.S. 1,241 more words


How did Canada suddenly become Public Enemy No. 1 in Donald Trump’s trade war?

WASHINGTON — Fresh off slapping a duty on Canadian lumber, President Donald Trump is now making threats about dairy as the northern neighbour has suddenly, unexpectedly, become his No. 374 more words


Canada vows to fight ‘unfair and punitive duty’ as Trump slaps tariff on softwood lumber

Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, said stiff new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber demonstrate the readiness of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to crack down on what it considers to be unfair trade policies. 869 more words