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    :: Sunday, August 14, 2005 ::

    Canada roars, U.S. yawns over softwood ruling; agree deal needed soon - MARTIN O’HANLON / CP, CBC News
    The United States has responded to Canada's mighty roars in the softwood lumber dispute with a deafening yawn. But as Ottawa makes rumblings about trade retaliation and the prime minister prepares to weigh in, the Americans are holding out the hope of a negotiated settlement.

    Canada won what it says is a major victory this past week when a NAFTA panel dismissed Washington's claims that Canadian softwood exports are subsidized and damage the U.S. lumber industry.
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