OTTAWA—Well, the G7 in La Malbaie, Que., is over and some would say, ‘Thank God!’ It would be hard to imagine a weirder summit than the one Canada just hosted. The group of seven powerful economic and political nations usually gathers to talk shop, take some selfies, and sign a final communiqué that is or is not significant. Think what you may about these kinds of high-level meetings, they do usually serve at the very least as a forum for like-minded leaders to discuss important issues and to make decisions that in time will help resolve such issues. This year’s confab will be remembered solely for the bizarre, albeit not unexpected, performance by U.S. President Donal Trump who singlehandedly undermined the conference and had many talking about whether it was indeed a G7 gathering or a G6 versus G1 conflict.
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