Time for Plan B, Dave?
July 13: 'We should be very clear this agreement will go to Parliament. We do not intend to hand out a veto of that kind [to the Canadian lumber industry]. This agreement will have to be decided on by Parliament'
Yesterday: 'If we do not have sufficient buy-in from industry there really isn't an agreement to bring before Parliament. We have to ... get the agreement supported by the appropriate number of players in the industry. Otherwise, you're dead before arrival'
I'm guessing that David Emerson's biggest challenge these days is just rummaging around to find any remaining principles he can sell out.