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B.C. premier to discuss SLA with U.S. commerce secretary

July 25, 2017 - B.C. Premier John Horgan is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington this week to discuss the softwood lumber issue.

Softwood lumber is B.C.'s largest export to the U.S. and Canadian forestry leaders say Horgan is playing an important role in working to resolve the dispute.

President and chief executive officer of the BC Council of Forest Industries Susan Yurkovich said Horgan is "very key on this file."

During his election campaign, Horgan promised to get involved in the softwood lumber dispute if elected.

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