Premier Clark calls in Canada's ambassador, special envoy to map softwood strategy

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark says she feels confident about Canada's chances of reaching a softwood lumber trade agreement with the new administration in the United States after a special meeting of the B.C. cabinet today.

Clark says Barack Obama's administration was focused on reaching the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and barely responded to Canadian attempts to talk about the softwood deal, which expired in October 2015.

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