Doherty Headed to Washington to Advocate for Softwood Lumber Deal
Prince George, B.C. – Todd Doherty will be in the U.S. capital over the next three days.
The Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP will meet with over thirty U.S. lawmakers to discuss several issues, including the need for a new Softwood Lumber Agreement.
“This week’s trip to Washington presents an opportunity to talk about issues that matter to most Canadians, including softwood lumber, NAFTA, the environment and defence spending,” he said.
“I know that the hardworking forestry families in my riding of Cariboo-Prince George are looking for answers on how the lumber industry will remain competitive with US tariffs expected as early as this spring.”
Doherty adds the meetings are a chance to “build a consensus with our American counterparts.” He also couldn’t resist a dig at the federal government.
“The reality remains that we have now been without a Softwood Lumber Agreement for the better part of a year-and-a-half. Prime Minister Trudeau failed to make this a priority when he first took office, and the Liberal government has been playing catch up ever since. Canadians are getting tired of waiting for answers.”