Canadian Premier Christy Clark, who has been heavily involved with the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), has said that despite Trump's "unpredictable" administration, she is "confident" she and her team will be able to draft a new SLA. Part of the reason for Clark's confidence is that she feels the Trump administration is willing to negotiate a new agreement, unlike the Obama administration.
The Canadian ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, is also confident in the team, reports CBC News. He says that the U.S. seems to think of the SLA as a regional issue, not one that should play a big role in U.S./Canada relationships. MacNaughton says, "The most important thing we did was to impress upon them how important it was to Canada."