No early heads-up from U.S. about plan to propose higher softwood duties, Ng says (Canadian Press)

During Friday’s meeting of the international trade committee, Conservative MP Tracy Gray asked Ng whether Tai mentioned the coming increase when the two met virtually during free trade meetings on May 18.

“No, she did not,” Ng replied.

When Gray pressed her on why she didn’t pick up the phone later to discuss the tariffs with Tai, Ng demurred.

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