Friday, April 28, 2006

Who's Really Soft on the Wood File

Apparently, the Liberal's were!

From Nov 18, 2005 CTV report.

Liberals "were s insisting that the United States return at least $3.5 billion Cdn of some $5 billion in duties collected from Canadian lumber companies."

From April 28, 2006 CTV report.

"Harper said the U.S. has also agreed to return at least $4 billion in duties it has collected since 2002 to Canadian producers."

"Graham lamented the fact the agreement will leave $1 billion collected unfairly from Canada's softwood producers in U.S. hands."

Ah Bill- math not strong suit, eh?

That would be 500 million more than your guy could have got.

11 Comments:

Blogger Paul MacPhail said...

Could have?

Maybe.

Did?

Definately not.

10:27 PM  
Blogger HearHere said...

And, Martin's deal was for $3.5 Billion CDN, Harper's deal is for at least $4 Billion US plus accrued interest plus at least $500,000 left over to go to assistance for the reconstruction for Hurrican Katrina AND lumber industry research and shared challenges for things like the pine beetle.

Not bad. And, since the money belongs to the private industry in the first place this stops the bleeding of taxpayer's dollars in lawyers and human resources dealing with this.

I am curious how the lawyers on both sides of the border feel- this was a pretty big meal ticket for them - they must be very sad to see it end.

11:15 PM  
Blogger hunter said...

Could have
Should have
Would have....

Show me the money Libs!
Show me the deal!

Can't, then shut up already!

WTG PMSH well done!!

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HArper pissed away $1 billion to the US on this deal. 10 times more than adscam.

Like HArper said about skyrocketing gas prices, GET USED TO IT.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good research paul and HH. 3.5B. CDN. is 3.0B US which means 1B. more. But maybe it sets a bad precedent. We shall see.

12:45 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

"10 times more than adscam"

but half as much as the gun registry, the same amount as HRDC, and progably one percent of the rest of the Liberal scams...

1:26 PM  
Blogger "Expert" Tom said...

Hey Anona-mouse, I guess that means that the Conservatives just saved us 1 Billion dollars that the Liberals would have pissed away with their deal, which thankfully Emerson persuaded them against at the time (although it is more of Anti-Americanism than Emerson in that). The CPC government has just saved Canadians from another 10 adscams, and they just started to govern. Good times ahead :)

12:47 PM  
Anonymous x2para said...

The liberals would have kept it up for another ten or twenty years just so they could continue their disgusting american bashing. We were NEVER going to get it all back better to get most back now than less later.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Zorpheous said...

We should be getting it all back, with interest, regardless of which bozzo is in Ottawa.

3:29 PM  
Blogger pale said...

Hey Zorpheus - can we send you down to collect?

Rabid rodents are intimidating!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Hey, Pale - did you find the stolen "Scream"?

3:34 AM  

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