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B.C. Premier Says Canada-U.S. Close to Deal on Softwood, But Negotiations Intense

(Canadian Press)

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says Canada and the United States are close to reaching a softwood lumber trade deal that could come as early as next month.

Horgan made the comments Thursday during a conference call from Washington, D.C., following two days of meetings with trade officials from President Donald Trump’s administration and Canada’s ambassador to the U.S.

Horgan said talks between Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross are ongoing and it appears they are close to reaching a market-share agreement. Click here to read more.

Related: Canadian Premier ‘hopeful’ of Softwood Lumber Deal with U.S. in August (Reuters)