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Provincial government continues work on softwood lumber deal

The BC government is working to develop a strategy to get a softwood lumber deal.

More than $4-billion in softwood lumber is exported to the United States each year.

Newly-appointed provincial trade envoy on softwood lumber, David Emerson, says part of the strategy is how to avoid having groups take advantage of the government and industry.

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Emerson says things have changed since the last deal was completed 10 years ago and says a complete re-assessment is needed to create a fair deal.

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