Our Member of Parliament is unimpressed with an $867 million aid package for the lumber industry.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P Jamie Schmale feels the relief came too late.

The financial support is being offered to help lumber producers weather the storm of high tariffs levied by the United States.

Some tariffs can be as high as 24 percent.

Schmale realizes the current American Administration can be difficult to negotiate with.

Schmale adds the government needs to strike a deal with the United States sooner rather than later.