A no-confidence vote on the new softwood lumber deal could lead to a federal election.

The agreement which removes U.S. tariffs on Canadian lumber, but taxes producers should  the price drop too low, has already been ratified by B.C., Ontario and Quebec.

Local MP Ted Menzies believes most of parliament will support the deal, but says it's still important they vote.

"It's a money motion, it's an issue of finances because there are hugh financial implications when you have a minority government that brings into question the confidence the house of commons in the government"

Menzies admits the deal is not perfect, but says it's time for the industry to move forward.