Canada’s lumber companies deny that softwood lumber exports are subsidized by so-called stumpage fees.
Canadian Perspectives on the U.S.
In reality, Canadian consumers have long put their financial welfare before their loyalty to Canadian-bred cows.
Resistance to marginal tax rate reductions in the U.S. may prevent a return to supply-side fiscal policies.
Tougher intellectual property protection in the U.S. may raise difficult negotiating issues for Canada.
Canadians benefit from getting U.S. and Mexican goods more cheaply.
An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Canadians work in the U.S. under NAFTA program.
Sluggish private-sector capital investment in the U.S. is bad news for Canada due to the close trade ties between the countries.
Prime Minister Trudeau earmarked millions of dollars for job-creation efforts.
Changes may discourage Canadian firms from buying cheaper imports from non-U.S. sources.
We may see the reintroduction of tariffs across a range of products traded between the U.S. and Canada.
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