April 25, 2017 / 1:17 PM / 3 months ago

Canada gov't sets news conference to react to U.S. lumber duties

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Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sits before giving a speech at the Mexico Mining Forum in Mexico City, Mexico February 1, 2017.Henry Romero

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr will hold a news conference at 1 pm eastern (1700 GMT) on Tuesday to react to a U.S. decision to impose duties on softwood lumber exports, the government said.

In a statement issued late on Monday night, Carr denounced the U.S. action and vowed to protect its lumber interests through litigation.

Reporting by David Ljunggren

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