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The softwood lumber dispute is one of the longest, yet most important trade disputes between the United States and Canada, with the affects still felt in the lumber industry to the present day. In Part 1 of this 3 Part series, we invite former U.S. Senator Trent Lott to walk us though the effects of the historic lumber dispute from a U.S. lens as the implications are paramount to both countries.

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Trent Lott Portrait

Trent Lott

Former United States Senator

Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more