The hard facts on B.C.’s softwood lumber dilemma

It's time B.C. pushed hard to diversify its economy, improved its infrastructure, and looked for new and stable markets for its lumber products

The hard facts on B.C.’s softwood lumber dilemmaVANCOUVER, B.C., May 3, 2017 /Troy Media/ – What can be done about the softwood lumber disagreement that hangs like an axe over British Columbia’s forest industry? Dealing with the United States on issues like this is like nailing jelly to the wall. There’s far too much inconsistency and backtracking. For example, U.S. President Donald Trump has…

Fix the exchange rate, solve the U.S.-Canada trade problem

At the heart of almost every trade dispute between our countries is the wildly-fluctuating value of Canada’s dollar

Fix the exchange rate, solve the U.S.-Canada trade problemEDMONTON, Alta., May 2, 2017 /Troy Media/ – It's beginning to look like Donald Trump has developed a paranoid obsession with Canada. Pick a market segment and the American president has slammed Canada for unfair trade practices. He threatened to impose a 20 per cent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber. He took aim at Canada's dairy industry, which he described…

This time, Canada must secure new softwood markets

Victory in the latest softwood lumber battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal

This time, Canada must secure new softwood marketsFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. April 27, 2017 /Troy Media/ — Here we go again. Canadian softwood lumber exports are once again subject to a U.S. countervailing duty. In June, an additional anti-dumping duty will be imposed. The news from Ottawa this week that trade missions are being organized to help build markets in the Asia Pacific…

Fixed exchange rates an easy fix to Canada-U.S. trade relations

At the heart of Canada-U.S. trade problems is the wildly fluctuating Canadian dollar

Fixed exchange rates an easy fix to Canada-U.S. trade relationsEDMONTON, Alta. Feb. 20, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Canadians have expressed relief that U.S. President Donald Trump only wants to “tweak” trade relations with Canada and not rewrite our portion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This is partly pragmatic, since trade between the U.S. and Canada is huge, worth upwards of $540 billion in 2015. In…

Canada can play hardball on softwood

Strong demand and reduced supply is pushing up the price of lumber

Canada can play hardball on softwoodDownload this column BC softwood for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Sept. 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - For the last half of the 20th century, one could easily and accurately predict conditions in the British Columbia economy using just one number. That number was U.S. housing…

2015 looking good for business in BC

Exports, tourism will boom because of the low Canadian dollar.

2015 looking good for business in BCPurchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Forecasting the future is always difficult. Nevertheless, as a bright new year dawns, there are many reasons to be optimistic about what will be happening in the economic and business sectors in British Columbia in 2015. Exports will…