‘A drain on businesses’: N.S. lumber producer pleased to see tariffs gone

By Richard Woodbury
CBC News
November 2, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Nova Scotia has emerged out from under a softwood lumber tariff imposed in May after the U.S. Commerce Department decided Thursday to exclude the province as it moved to finalize duties against several Canadian firms. It’s a decision that was expected but is nonetheless being welcomed by one Nova Scotia forestry industry executive. “We’ve proved that we are a market-based industry in the past and we’ve gotten an exclusion in the past, so why would we not this time around?” said Robin Wilber, the president of Elmsdale Lumber, which employs about 50 people directly. 

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