The World’s Most Powerful Leaders Are On An Italian Getaway

The Background 

Our PM jetted off to Taormina, Italy yesterday to meet leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and representatives from the EU at the annual G7 Summit. It’s the first time the group will meet with newish president Trump, and let’s just say everyone’s pretty eager. While most of the G7 leaders agree when it comes to major policies, POTUS is the odd man out, calling climate change a “hoax” and attacking free trade agreements. We know NoKo, Syria, and public security are all on the agenda for the meeting, but chances are the other six will take the opportunity to try and talk some sense into America’s commander-in-chief when it comes to global warming and trade. Reuters

Why You Should Care

If there’s one thing that’s consistent about Donald Trump, it’s his inconsistency. He’s continuously flip-flopped when it comes to his policies, and while that’s not usually a good thing, in this case, it is. Our future would be looking a whole lot brighter if he supported the 2015 Paris agreement, and had his administration support environmental efforts in the U.S. and across the world. Since the American people can’t seem to get through to him, maybe a meeting with the most powerful men and women in the world will do the trick.

The Gist

Prime Minister Trudeau is in Italy today to meet with leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and representatives from the EU at the annual G7 Summit. The two-day event will include discussions on North Korea, Syria, terrorism, free trade and climate change. Oh, and next year, they’re all coming to Canada.

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