Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. x-14s. The federal government's financial aide for Canada's forestry sector over the softwood trade dispute is getting support across party lines in B-C. The United States slapped duties as has high as 24 per cent on Canadian softwood back in April, claiming the Canadian industry was unfairly subsidized. N-D-P Leader John Horgan says the federal funding is a good start for protecting B-C's forestry sector and he is committed to working with American officials to reach a long-term agreement.

("... province particularly.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced the 876-million dollar aide package today to help lumber producers and employees weather the impact of the punishing new tariffs. …

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