Trade and Foreign Affairs

Trudeau failing to gain traction on softwood lumber pact, say opposition MPs for logging districts

Critics are questioning the importance of the high-profile Obama-Trudeau 'bromance' in the absence of progress on the file.

Trade of Canadian softwood lumber has re-emerged as a political hot potato after a 2006 pact reached with the United States expired last fall. Then-international trade minister David Emerson, right, and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab sign the since-expired softwood lumber deal in September 2006. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

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