Softwood Should Not Spoil Good Relations, Wilkins Says

Posted on Thursday, October 20 at 12:51 by jensonj
He also said Prime Minister Paul Martin spoke with U.S. President George W. Bush over the phone on Friday. Mr. Wilkins, meanwhile, reiterated his message that both sides must not let softwood lumber differences spoil the otherwise good relations between the two countries “I understand fully Quebec's position, Canada's position and frustration on this issue of softwood lumber. You have valid points,” Mr. Wilkins said. “So to does the United States.” Mr. Charest said the conflict has caused serious damage to Quebec's economy because of the uncertainty it's generated along with lost jobs. This is Mr. Wilkins first official trip to Quebec in the three months since he took over as ambassador

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