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Softwood Dispute: Negotiations end in failure

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.

Pierre Pettigrew can't strike a deal to head off duties totalling almost 30 per cent.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: March 22, 2002
Guest(s): Max Baucus, Mike de Jong, Jake Kerr, Ed Kulcsar, Ron MacDonald, Pierre Pettigrew, Charles Widman, Rusty Wood
Host: Brian Stewart
Reporter: Kelly Crowe, Paul Hunter
Duration: 5:29

Last updated: July 10, 2013

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