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Canada to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment at G7

By Nancy Peckford      

It’s another reason Canada’s hosting of the G7 should, if all goes well, create positive impacts for women here and abroad that endure well beyond the official meetings themselves.

More speakers are expected now that the Labour-7 (L7) trade union leaders have also wrapped up their G7 related meetings with Justin Trudeau and a collection of largely female ministers, including Patti Hajdu, Maryam Monsef, François-Philippe Champagne, and Chrystia Freeland, pictured. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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OTTAWA—With Canada's hosting of the G7 less than two months away, public and private sector players have been busy preparing to leverage the forthcoming deliberations at the official meetings of the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Charlevoix, Que., on June 8 and 9. The priorities announced by host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this past December in terms of jobs, growth, and climate change were to be expected. The theme of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment wasn’t necessarily a

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