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Trudeau Answered Some Trump Questions At His Kamloops, B.C. Town Hall Because Of Course

By Zi-Ann Lum
Huffington Post
January 10, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

…a young man asked Trudeau for his thoughts on the U.S. president’s August claim Canada is partly to blame for the scale of the California wildfires because of the Canadian lumber industry. Trudeau said softwood lumber is an issue he continues to raise with Trump, and added that Canadians expect him to have a constructive relationship with the American president. He explained he generally tries “not to weigh in on various things” the president says. “As to any links between fallen logs and brush fires, I will defer to experts and scientists on that.” President Trump insinuated that if the U.S. had imported less lumber from Canada, more fallen trees would have been processed and fewer homes and forests would have been destroyed by the blazes. “Canada is charging us a lot of money to bring their timber down into our country,” the president said at the time.

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