Canada disappointed with softwood lumber ruling

Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:48pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is disappointed that an international trade tribunal ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute over softwood lumber but will comply with the decision, Trade Minister Stockwell Day said on Monday.

The tribunal said Canada failed to cure a 2007 breach of a bilateral lumber agreement through a proposed $36.66 million government-to-government payment.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway)