Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hard Bargain On Softwood

You get a better deal when you don't continually insult the people sitting across the table.

Duties off, our money back and we keep the same share of the U.S. lumber market that we had prior to the whole mess.

And the President returning our Prime Minister's calls for a change.

Not bad!


E J Hosdil said...

You are right; the fact that our two countries disagree on this issue is only about half the problem with regards to softwood lumber. Politics is the other half. It boils down to the fact that Chretien and Martin were so rude. Yes there were other world leaders who disagreed with Bush's policies, but few were nearly as rude or arrogant as Chretien and Martin. Bush and Harper don't have to agree with each other on everything and they don't even need to be freinds. However, it is nice to see Harper act professionally. Canada has improved its favorabilty rating and its international image (at least to a degree) since Harper has become your Prime Minister. I no longer mind visiting your country as a tourist.

Anonymous said...

Yes more progress then that other Gov't. That's for sure. Allan.