Canada's Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, is thrilled that President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have given their officials 100 days to outline a new softwood lumber deal. "I was cheering when I heard the U.S. president—it's not my president, it's their president—saying a deal is a good thing and we're going to reach one and that's what he said," Freeland said following the leaders' joint news conference March 10.

Though the disputes about softwood lumber will not end any time soon, Freeland remains hopeful that the new deadline and the willingness of Americans to compromise will lead to a new deal in everyone's favor.

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