The Trade War Against Canada and British Columbia Begins
On Tuesday April 25, 2017 US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (shown in photo on left) announced that the U.S. Commerce Department had decided to levy countervailing duties of between three and 24 per cent on Canadian imports of softwood lumber.
Ross told reporters that Canada is "generally a good neighbour," but "that doesn't mean they don't have to play by the rules."
"Things like this I don't regard as being a good neighbour, dumping lumber."
"It's not a question of President Trump 'messing' with the Canadians. We believe the Canadians violated legitimate practice,"went on to say
US President Trump (shown in photo on right) was more blunt in his assessment of Canadian cheating.
"People don't realize Canada's been very rough on the United States....they've outsmarted our politicians for many years so we did institute a very big tariff."
David Emerson, (shown in centre photo) the former cabinet secretary for BC Premier Bill Vander Zalm, later a cabinet minister for both Canadian Prime Mnisters Paul Martin and Stephen Harper, and now the B.C.'s lumber envoy for appointed by Premier Christy Clark called these moves a shakedown. "This shouldn't be described as anything other than that."
David Emerson knows all about "the shakedown practices" of British Columbia and Canada because British Columbia and Canada used those kind of dirty tactics when they cheated on trade deals with the United States way back in between 1989 and 1991 when they cheated Sun Belt Water Inc and tried to rip off the water consumers in the Californai by tiny to force water buyers in that State to pay artificially high water prices from WCW Western Canada Water Enterprises Ltd. that had a secret and illegal agreement with Her Majesty the Queen who holds all the water in trust for British Columbians and then cheated again and again.
David Emerson is a key witness to the alleged crimes carried out by Premier Bill Vander Zalm and his Environment Minister Cliff Serwa when on March 15, 1991 they signed a fraudulent document that induced the Lieutenant Governor, David Lam, to sign Order in Council No 331 on March 18, 1991 that imposed the moratorium on the export of fresh water by marine tanker so they could cheat Sun Belt Water and force the Americans to use Western Canada Water.
David Emerson is also a witness to the stonewalling and refusal to treat Sun Belt Water Inc. with fairness and equity when he was a cabinet minister member of the Paul Martin and Stephen Harper government.