On August 9, the US Department of Commerce imposed a 19.3% duty on all softwood lumber products imported from Canada, with the exception of those from the Maritimes. The BC Government's response has been three-fold and inconsistent. This paper contains preliminary recommendations for discussion. These recommendations range from changing control patterns over BC's timber supply, to implementing diverse and transparent timber pricing mechanisms, to justly addressing Aboriginal Title.
Getting Beyond the Softwood Lumber Dispute: Solutions in BC's Interest - Preliminary Recommendations
September 1, 2001
West Coast Environmental Law