Fresh cut logs are stacked after being harvested by loggers near Youbou, B.C. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jonathan Hayward)
The long-running softwood lumber dispute is set to get a special hearing in Ottawa as MPs on the trade committee plan to reconvene this week.
A hard-won, nine-year softwood lumber deal expired last fall, leaving Canada and the U.S. trying to reach a detente in the recurring trade war. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama put a 100-day deadline on the trade talks when they met on March 10 in Washington, but that deadline came and went in June with no resolution.
Conservative and New Democrat MPs on the trade committee sent the request for the meeting on Saturday, making Thursday the last possible day to hold a meeting.