WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Ottawa has launched legal challenges of U.S. duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.

The duties are “unfair, unwarranted and troubling,” harm Canadian lumber producers and raise U.S. home-building costs, Freeland said in a statement.

Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, ManitobaEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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