City backs federal government during softwood lumber negotiations

By Bryan Eneas
Prince Albert NOW
October 12, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The city of Prince Albert is throwing support behind the federal government during NAFTA negotiations with the United States surrounding softwood lumber. A motion put forward by Ward 7 Coun. Dennis Nowoselsky at Tuesday’s council meeting called for Mayor Greg Dionne to urge the government to negotiate a deal which guarantees the U.S. access to Canadian softwood. With the fourth round NAFTA re-negotiation discussions underway, Nowoselsky said his motion asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to gather more input from the country’s municipalities. “It’s just saying ‘we support you, we want fair trade for our lumber products,’” he said.

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