The G7 returns to normalcy but not consensus
The June Leaders’ Summit was more aspirational than bold, calling for solidarity in responding more collectively to global crises and in dealing with climate change.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, is pictured on June 11, 2021, at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall, England, with European Council President Charles Michel, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Canada can be most effective at G7 coalition building when we pick our spots, do our homework, and are willing to spend political capital, write Kevin Lynch and Paul Deegan.
No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Dawson