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MP concerned for future of small B.C. mills

June 19, 2017

By: 250news

Prince George, B.C. – The Member of Parliament for Skeena Bulkley Valley is concerned that small mills do not have the financial capacity to weather the storm caused by countervailing duties placed on softwood lumber exported to the U.S. Even with the federal government’s assistance measure, MP Nathan Cullen told a local news site, 250news, “My worry  is that, in particular, some of the smaller mills that operate in the North. They don’t have the cash reserves. They can’t sustain  prolonged  attacks against their product.”

Read more on 250news, here.

By: 250news

Your comments.

  1. thirty five percent of the log is left in the bush
    that could be value added beyond traditional lumber
    biofuels,chemicals etc
    also new markets outside the USA need to pushed forward
    the same old same old does not cut it anymore…
    the USA has once again gone into protectionist mode
    this will not be the last time…

  2. Greg Lay says:

    The US actions concerning Canadian Softwood Lumber will be vary challenging for small BC sawmilll operations The future of wood products produced in Canada lies NOT with the US but SE Asia and the Middle East The Federal Govt should work with BC and other Provinces to develope export strategies for our wood products to these countries Rather than export our dollars to an isolationist country struggling to integrate into a globalize world economy; invest these dollars into countries who wish to Make the World Great by working together

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