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Canadian and U.S. views on American softwood threats

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.

Barbara Frum puts Canadian and American ambassadors on the hot seat.
Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: June 6, 1986
Guest(s): Allan Gotlieb, Thomas Niles
Host: Barbara Frum, Paul Griffin
Duration: 10:44

Last updated: November 28, 2012

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