QUEBEC—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expecting some heated exchanges between G7 partners later this week when he hosts leaders from the increasingly divided club of rich countries — including U.S. President Donald Trump.
The summit in Quebec’s Charlevoix region comes at a deeply difficult time for G7 unity, which some fear is now at risk following Trump’s move last week to impose hefty steel and aluminium tariffs on allies including Canada and the European Union.
Trudeau says there will be frank and, at times, difficult conversations around the G7 table on Friday and Saturday — especially when it comes to U.S. trade and tariff policies.
But at the same time, he says, the G7 is a good venue for direct conversations about concerns between allies and also offers a place to find common ground.
Trudeau, who is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron today in Ottawa, says the pair will discuss key issues that are expected to surface at the G7 leaders’ table.
Source : TheStar