November 24, 2004

That crazy country...
I think you know what one I'm talking about (the US).
Canadian lumber companies have paid over $3 billion US ($4.5 billion Canadian) in tarifs, despite the so-called North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), to the States. Among other things, these tarifs put hundreds, and maybe thousands, of people in my province out of work.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) sided with Canada in that it was unfair, and said that the Canadian companies should get back most of their money. However, the US doesn't want to give the money back. So now Canada is thinking about starting a trade war with the States. I'm all for getting the money back, but is starting a trade war with America the best thing to do???

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