question period — Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Softwood Lumber

June 12, 2019

Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition)

Honourable senators, both the Prime Minister and President Trump are scheduled to attend G20 meetings in Osaka, Japan later this month. Will the Prime Minister raise the issue of softwood lumber duties with President Trump when they meet?

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

Honourable senators, it is not for me to decide or project what the agenda will be, but I cannot imagine that a meeting with the two leaders of our respective countries would not review the list of economic issues that are of high priority to both sides, including the one the honourable senator references.