The Canadian Press

1986-11-21 | Peterson Softwood Lumber Duty

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Ottawa and all the provinces except Ontario agreed to a proposal to raise the export price of softwood lumber so the Americans would eliminate the 15 per cent duty on November 21. Ontario Premier David Peterson thought Canada should fight the duty all the way. But Prime Minister Mulroney said the proposal was in the national interest.

Date: 1986-11-21
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << let there be no doubt about it that the federal government is charged with the national responsibility and if that requires the position adopted last evening with its risks on behalf of British Columbia and for example other producers so be it we've done it we will take the consequences >>