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Softwood agreement has Irving’s full support


July 10, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Canadian forestry companies stand divided on the softwood lumber agreement. However, J.D. Irving has, amid all the …

Canadian forestry companies stand divided on the softwood lumber agreement. However, J.D. Irving has, amid all the controversy, pledged its support for the agreement, calling it a ‘fair and reasonable agreement for Atlantic Canada.’

The company issued an official statement endorsing the agreement, saying, ‘the federal government has demonstrated considerable leadership in realizing the settlement of such a difficult issue and bringing to an end years of costly and disruptive trade litigation.’

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Irving went on to say it applauds the government for securing the return of capital paid out by Canadian companies in the form of tariffs to the U.S.

‘We commend the federal government for ensuring that all Canadian lumber producers will receive expedited repayment of amounts to be returned by the U.S. in the resolution of this longstanding trade dispute.’


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