Opinions are split on whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper's absence will even be noticed.
Central bankers and policy-makers from around the world went home this weekend buoyed by the belief that changes to the International Monetary Fund may be close at hand.
Former PM says credit crisis shows richer nations lack moral authority to guide world economy unchallenged
Recent departures by top Canadians working on the international stage have experts wondering if there's a political motive.
The three-day Toyako G8 summit will become history when it wraps up Wednesday. But with its conclusion, a growing number of critics are demanding that the whole concept of the summits becomes a thing of the past.
Erb Street might as well be planets away from the encroaching malaria, shrinking rivers and vanishing cattle lands of Uganda.
It is time for Canada to be ejected from the Group of Eight, Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist, mischievously suggests in his recent book.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy might be eager to include China and other emerging economies in the Group of Eight, but experts say China's membership is unlikely to happen any time soon.
As Prime Minister Stephen Harper travels to Japan this weekend to gather with seven other world leaders for the G8 summit, there will be an uneasy feeling of déjà vu. It might be called That Seventies Summit.
Outgoing Pearson Peacekeeping Centre chairman Maurice Baril and his successor, Louise Fréchette, discuss how the concept has changed over the years.