May 27, 2016
By Jane Brown
A push by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to encourage G7 leaders to commit to boosting government investment as a way to help the stagnant global economy has not yielded across the board support.
The meeting in Japan of the Group of 7 leaders wrapped up today.
Trudeau told reporters, that while they agree on helping their own economies, the various countries will implement their own strategies.
“But understanding that we do need to create a broad suite of measures to offset the challenges faced by low global growth is something that we are very much in agreement on,” Trudeau explained.
A 32-page declaration from the G7 leaders does commit to fighting protectionism and calls the potential United Kingdom exit from the European Union a serious risk to growth. These are positions Trudeau had publicly supported in recent days.
The prime minister’s commitment not to pay ransoms to kidnappers has also been supported by the other G7 leaders.