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Softwood, Hard Choices: The 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement and What it Means in 2016

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Please join the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute for a timely discussion of key political and market factors affecting bilateral lumber trade, and its broader impact on the Canada-US trade relationship. In this pivotal year, there is an appetite for a historical look at some of the key figures, considerations, and milestones leading up to, and during the implementation of, the 2006 Softwood Lumber Act and informed analysis of what might lie ahead.

  • Ambassador Alan Wolff, Senior Counsel of the International Trade Practice at Dentons, and Chairman of the Board of the National Foreign Trade Council

  • Elaine Feldman, Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa Centre on Public Management and Policy, Former Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations

  • Naomi Christensen, Policy Analyst, Canada West Foundation

  • Dr. Daowei Zhang, Professor of Forest Economics and Policy at Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

  • Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, The Wilson Center (moderator)