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2005-12-13 14:33:10

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign on Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win voter support on January 23. "Canada never has to tear the United States down to build itself up," U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins said in a televised speech. "It may be smart election politics to thump your chest and constantly criticize your friend and your No. 1 trading partner. But it's a slippery slope and all...

2005-09-07 18:00:59

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Negotiation not retaliation is the only way to settle the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States, the U.S. ambassador to Canada said on Wednesday as Ottawa spurned calls for renewed talks in the long-running spat. "Talk of trade wars and retaliation make good copy but they don't make good sense in my opinion. Friends negotiate, they don't retaliate," David Wilkins, the recently appointed U.S. envoy said. A spokeswoman for...

2005-08-26 13:39:50

By Adrienne Spring WINNIPEG (Reuters) - The United States and Canada engaged in verbal sparring over their softwood lumber trade dispute on Friday but both sides appeared to recognize the difficulty of tit-for-tat retaliation. U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins raised the ire of Canadian cabinet ministers by urging in remarks published on Friday in the Ottawa Citizen that Canadian leaders should stop their "emotional tirades" and get back to negotiating. Canadian Industry Minister David...

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