on free trade between our countries. Canada, the U.S., and Mexico further signed an agreement on free trade in North America. The dispute between Canada and the U.S. regarding softwood lumber has been judged by the WTO two or three times,and at least two NAFTA panels, and the findings are that the tariffs applied by the U.S. are illegal. Somehow these facts escape the inbred cretin that currently occupies the whitehouse, who says he is optimistic that the thing can be solved. There was a time when a signed agreement with the U.S. meant something. As many countries are finding out, those days are over.