Mr. Charlie Penson (Peace River, Canadian Alliance)
Mr. Speaker, there are reports today that a deal with the U.S. on softwood lumber could be reached within weeks. The last softwood lumber agreement with the United States included quotas and other market restrictions to Canadian softwood lumber.
Could the trade minister tell us today whether the rumour is true and whether he has given up on free trade in softwood lumber?
Subtopic: Softwood Lumber