2010: AN INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR CANADA
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Date: January 3, 2010
OTTAWA – Prime Minister
Stephen Harper today highlighted Canada’s upcoming leadership of major
international events in 2010, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games
as well as the G-8 and G-20 Summits. Canada will also host the North
American Leaders’ Summit.
Canada will chair the G-8
Summit, which will be held in Ontario’s Muskoka region.
Immediately afterward, Canada will host the G-20 Summit, which will take
place in Toronto. The leaders of the world’s most industrialized
countries gather annually at the G-8 summits to discuss a broad range of
issues, such as fiscal and monetary policy coordination and international
development. Industrialized and leading emerging countries also meet
regularly at G-20 meetings, which have become an important international
forum to advance economic cooperation.