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Softwood Dispute: Canada wins NAFTA appeal

Canada and the United States are the world's largest trading partners, but there's one thing they've never agreed on: softwood lumber. The dispute dates back hundreds of years, but in the 1980s it turned nasty. The U.S. has slapped billions of dollars of fines on Canadian wood, jeopardizing thousands of jobs. The dispute raises serious questions about trade, sovereignty, and the real nature of Canada-U.S. relations.

U.S. loses final free trade appeal.
Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: Aug. 3, 1994
Guest(s): Mike Apsey, Roy Maclaren, John Sereny
Host: Wendy Mesley, Brian Stewart
Reporter: Ian Hanomansing
Duration: 2:15

Last updated: July 10, 2013

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