Softwood

Jul 6, 2006 by     2 Comments    Posted under: politics, videos

Well, it looks like Canada has made a deal with the US on the ongoing softwood lumber dispute. We’re going to get $4 billion of the $5 billion they illegally took from us. I don’t trust them and I don’t trust our current government to do well by us. It looks like I’m not alone in my concerns.

Opposition parties want to review this “deal” before it is inked. I don’t blame them for their concern. From what I understand of the agreement, either party can ‘opt out’ by just giving 12 month’s notice and it says that all current litigation on this issue is stopped. We’ve already gone to the courts five times and won this dispute. Despite this, the US has refused to honour its obligations under the Free Trade Agreement. I don’t know about you but I have a hard time trusting anyone who doesn’t keep their word.

Here’s a little primer on the softwood lumber issue:

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  • I agree with you 100% on that one. I like the idea of having a binding contract that can be changed as soon as someone changes their mind (sarcasm intended.)

    I saw the Rick Mercer thing a while ago and thought about posting it when this “great deal” was first discussed, but held back. I just don’t like getting into politics, it gets too nasty too quickly.

    paul

  • LMAO