Linda Lapointe says the committee just finished a report on the topic in June.
Liberal MPs on the House Trade Committee, including, from right, Linda Lapointe, Steven McKinnon, and Peter Fonseca, voted down a Conservative motion to call on the government to establish a national roundtable to discuss Canada's softwood lumber negotiations with the U.S. Mr. Fonseca said it would only duplicate the efforts of the public servants negotiating the deal. The Hill Times photograph by Peter Mazereeuw
Liberal and Conservative MPs jousted Thursday over the need for another irregular mid-summer meeting of the House Trade Committee, this time on softwood lumber negotiations.
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Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
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Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.