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    :: Friday, August 19, 2005 ::

    CEP calls for tough trade measures against the U.S. - Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
    CEP and other unions on both sides of the border have presented a "union made" solution to the softwood dispute to U.S. and Canadian negotiators which calls for expanded trade and recognition of the sovereignty of each country.

    "At the heart of this dispute is the American industry's desire to impose their way of doing business on Canadians. In our country, the forests are a public resource developed for the broader good of the nation. That means job creation and healthy communities. In the U.S., the forests are run for private profit," Mr. Payne said.

    CEP Says Unfair Duties Have Cost Literally Thousands Of Forestry Jobs - Canadian Democratic Movement
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