Summit wrap-up: assessing G8, G20 agendas

This was the first time the G8 and G20 summits were held back to back. Not only did this unprecedented event lead to sky-rocketing security costs, but it also raised serious questions about the validity of the G8 private club.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 06/30/2010 12:00 am EDT

This was the first time the G8 and G20 summits were held back to back. Not only did this unprecedented event lead to sky-rocketing security costs, but it also raised serious questions about the validity of the G8 private club. As more and more commentators point to the growing importance of the G20, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a challenging task ahead of him: keep the two groups' agendas separate—and his efforts were clear from the start.

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