M. David Lametti (secrÃ©taire parlementaire de la ministre du Commerce international, Lib.): Monsieur le PrÃ©sident, je remercie l'honorable dÃ©putÃ© de sa question, parce que j'ai justement de bonnes nouvelles. Je suis heureux d'annoncer ce matin que le premier ministre et le prÃ©sident Obama ont soulignÃ© leur intÃ©rÃªt Ã l'Ã©gard d'une entente Ã long terme concernant le bois d'oeuvre. Ils se sont aussi entendus sur le fait que leurs ministres examinent intensivement...
Le PrÃ©sident: La parole est Ã l'honorable dÃ©putÃ© de New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby.
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I know this is a new government but interest in having an agreement is not an agreement. Are those members serious? Are they kidding us? We have interest in an agreement and that is all they have to announce.
We are glad that the Prime Minister is having a good time down in Washington but there are things that he should be fighting for and one of them is Canadian jobs. The reality is if a new agreement is not made, Canadian companies could face massive duties yet again and jobs will be lost
So between the photo ops, has the Prime Minister fought for any progress on softwood lumber?
The Speaker: The hon. parliamentary secretary.
Mr. David Lametti (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to finish the announcement which is the Prime Minister and President Obama have instructed their ministers to examine in an intensive fashion all the options--
Some hon. members: Hear! Hear!
The Speaker: Order. It must be all the bright colours around here or something. Let us listen to the hon. parliamentary secretary. A little order, please.
Mr. David Lametti: I understand the enthusiasm on the part of members on the other side, Mr. Speaker. They will table a report within 100 days that will outline the principal manner in which we will resolve this issue.