September 29, 2016
OTTAWA: On September 29th, in the House of Commons, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, asked the Liberal Government if the Softwood Lumber October 12th deadline would be signed with the United States.
“Mr. Speaker, the clock is ticking. In Alberta, the forest industry employs over 19,000 people; the majority of which are in my riding of Yellowhead. My constituents and the forest industry deserve to know what the future will be. We cannot afford another drastic hit. There is no time to waste. Too many jobs are at stake.
Will the minister do her job and ensure that the deal is signed with the United States by the deadline of October 12?”