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Three Leading Views on the G8 and G20 Summits in Canada

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In light of the upcoming G8 and G20 summits taking place in Canada this weekend, three leading global think tanks—the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, the Stanley Foundation in the United States, and the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations—joined to weigh in on the issues on a mini-summit called “Three Voices.”

Canadian Voice. Canada plays host of the G8 and co-host to the G20 summit with the Republic of Korea. Both summits present significant challenges for the Canadian leadership. Prime Minster Stephen Harper said on the G20’s ongoing crisis work, “The G20 process has proven critical to our collective response to the global recession. This represents an unprecedented opportunity for Canada to demonstrate leadership as we continue our work on the economy and in defining the path forward.” The G8 is no longer the main body on economic issues, but Canada has stressed that the G8 will stay active in matters ...

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