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Ross Marowits | The Canadian Press

A shortage of truck drivers is hampering the country’s forest sector as shipments have been delayed and at least one producer was forced to slow production because of a lack of wood chips. more

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Canadian softwood lumber producers will be hit only slightly less forcefully as the U.S. government reduced export duties for most Canadian producers after ongoing political talks failed to reach a deal. more

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The CEO of one of Quebec's chief forestry companies says he doesn't think job losses are in the offing for his company, at least in the short term, despite the imposition of US softwood lumber duties. more

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Rayonier Advanced Materials will "come to bat" to protect the interests of Tembec in the cross-border battle over softwood lumber, the head of the Florida-based company said Thursday after announcing a friendly takeover of the Quebec forestry firm. more

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Starting Monday, one Quebec company is cutting shifts and delaying the start of forest operations, a move that will affect more than 1,200 workers. more

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Quebec paper and lumber producer Resolute Forest Products expects it will have to cut jobs soon as it faces US trade actions on two fronts. more

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The BC Lumber Trade Council and provincial government said Monday they will try to convince American consumers, politicians and lumber buyers that an equitable softwood lumber deal is needed to avoid the damage that will result from restrictions. more

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The head of Eastern Canada's largest lumber producer said he is confident he can demonstrate to American authorities this month that the region deserves free and unencumbered access to the US market. more

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The US government says it is launching investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector. more

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The imposition of import tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber will place a heavy burden on consumers and US workers, a leading American voice for free trade with Canada says. more

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Canadian lumber and government officials told the U.S. trade representative that any new softwood lumber agreement must reflect the differences in forestry regimes across the country. more

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Canadian softwood lumber executives will meet this week with America's trade ambassador as they brace for the prospect of US tariffs that they say could result in mill closures and layoffs. more

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Canadian jobs and sawmills across the country are increasingly at risk because of fading prospects they will avoid a new round of U.S. duties on imported softwood lumber, according to an industry analyst. more

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Canadian softwood lumber negotiators held a one-day meeting with their U.S. counterparts in Ottawa this week but there was no report of progress on the contentious trade issue. more

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