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In our last segment regarding the softwood lumber trade dispute, we shift to the homebuilder’s perspective to add insight on the real-life implications of this dispute. In this episode, we speak to Jerry Howard, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, who has been in the housing industry for over 35 years. Howard speaks with Chris & Scotty about the consequences of soaring lumber prices and the threat it poses on U.S. homebuilders.



Gerald Howard Headshot

Gerald Howard

CEO, National Association of Home Builders


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
Maryscott Greenwood Profile Photo

Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council

Canada Institute

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