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Canadian premiers, eyeing softwood lumber resolution, urge swift USMCA ratification

February 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM
A quick ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Ottawa would allow the Canadian government to turn its attention toward a resolution to a long-running softwood lumber dispute with the U.S., Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said on Friday ahead of a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. USMCA implementing legislation is under review in the Canadian House of Commons; the U.S. and Mexico have already ratified the deal. The Canadian Parliament is expected to pass the legislation, but opposition party...


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