Canada should seize the lead on G20

Canada helped create the G20. Can it now re-energize its child before the forum joins the G8 in ineffectiveness?

John Sinclair
Published: Wednesday, 09/21/2011 12:00 am EDT

The G20 was born after a flawed global response to the 1997 Asian financial crisis. It is now de facto replacing the G7/8, the faded elite club of the world's largest industrial economies, whose main outputs had become photo-ops for presidents and prime ministers in country retreats, and mega-dollar security efforts to keep away protesters.

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