CANADA is hosting the 44th meeting of seven of the world’s most advanced economies today and tomorrow.
Here’s what you need to know about the most powerful summit on Earth…
What does the G7 do?
The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies, as well as the EU and European Commission.
They consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the presidency rotates every year.
It offers the leaders of these nations to come together and tackle the most challenging global issues of the time.
In the last 40 years, the G7 claims to have “strengthened security policy, mainstreamed climate change and supported disarmament programmes”.
Where is G7 2018 being hosted?
This year, the leaders will gather at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada.
The 405-room hotel, around 90 miles from Quebec City, has been fortified to host the statesmen and women, as well as their spouses.
A metal fence has been erected around the forested area surrounding the building, according to the Star.
Protesters are expected to flood to the area. In fact, the last time Canada hosted a similar event – the 2010 G20 – hundreds were arrested in Toronto.
Which leaders will be at the summit in Canada?
- Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau
- French President, Emmanuel Macron
- US President, Donald Trump
- British Prime Minister, Theresa May
- Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni
- German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
- Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe
- President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker
- President of the European Council, Donald Tusk