Central Nova MP hails U.S. softwood lumber exemption

By Fram Dinshaw
The News
November 15, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser hailed the U.S. government’s move to exempt Nova Scotia’s softwood lumber industry from punitive border tariffs as “a very positive development.” Fraser said the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to spare Nova Scotia from tariffs will preserve hundreds of forestry jobs in Pictou County and throughout the province. …“It’s certainly something that we welcome and certainly something that we’ve worked hard for, to ensure that Nova Scotian industry players are protected,” Fraser told The News. In a release last week, the federal Liberals said the U.S. government’s decision to spare the province was proof that the provincial lumber industry was not unfairly subsidized.

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