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February 14, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Honourable Michael de Jong, Minister of Forests, has demanded the Government of Canada take action to ensure the U.

Honourable Michael de Jong, Minister of Forests, has demanded the Government of Canada take action to ensure the U.S. lives up to its NAFTA obligations and refunds the billions of dollars in cash deposits paid by Canadian softwood lumber producers under anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders. "The Prime Minister is sending a clear message to President Bush that Canada is not going to stand idly by while the U.S. seeks to destroy the Canadian softwood lumber industry through illegal measures," said John Allan, president of the BC Lumber Trade Council. "The Government of Canada has decided to take full advantage of the opportunity to impose retaliatory duties on U.S. goods seeking access to the Canadian market."

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