Premier believes B.C. will get fair hearing in softwood lumber dispute

By The Canadian Press
December 8, 2017 - 7:07am

VICTORIA —  Premier John Horgan says B-C is working with Ottawa, the other provinces and lumber companies to get a fair hearing in the softwood dispute.

     Horgan says the province believes an independent tribunal will determine the U-S allegations are unfounded after the U-S International Trade Commission unanimously backed American producers yesterday.

     He says the decision helps U-S lumber companies and land owners at the expense of Canadian exporters and American consumers and builders.

     Trade data from Statistics Canada shows B-C producers are bearing the brunt of the drop in sales to the U-S, with softwood exports down about 33 per cent _ and the value of those exports down 28 per cent.

(The Canadian Press)

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