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Trump's lumber tariffs make home ownership too expensive for more than a million Americans

One of Donald Trump's protectionist "America first" policies is partly to blame for making home ownership too costly for more than one million Americans.

According to the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), American tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber have caused housing prices in the United States to jump by an average of $9,000 per home, making it impossible for some low- and middle-income Americans to get into the housing market.

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Source: CBC News

 
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