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B.A. Godmaire

B.A. Godmaire

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  • As a Canadian, let me share my perspective. The United States violated the original agreement by putting tariffs on softwood lumber. Without resolution there would have been no recourse. Fool us once shame on you - fool us twice...an agreement will NEVER happen without that clause. When the original

    As a Canadian, let me share my perspective. The United States violated the original agreement by putting tariffs on softwood lumber. Without resolution there would have been no recourse. Fool us once shame on you - fool us twice...an agreement will NEVER happen without that clause. When the original agreement was made, Canadians were concerned that all the jobs would go to Mexico. That didn't happen. Why? Because Canada has the skilled labour that companies need to make their product. Canada is LITERALLY the most educated country in the world. The United States needs access to that skilled labour. Taxing Canadian products only hurts the United States. Housing prices have already gone up because of taxes on lumber. Taxes on vehicles made in Canada will only hurt Americans. The manufacturing won't go to Mexico. It is unlikely it will come back to the U.S. Moving forward without Canada is a bad move for the U.S. and Canada knows it. Canada has only 2 big sticking points - resolution and the dairy industry. I have no idea why it is worth tanking the American economy on those two issues. All Canada is asking is 1- be fair and honour the agreement and 2 - let us control our dairy industry. Really, I cannot understand why this agreement isnt already done. It sure isnt because of Canada.