On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seated in his Ottawa office across from Parliament Hill, took an urgent call from U.S. President Barack Obama. Harper’s advisers were listening intently around a muted speakerphone in an adjoining room.
Canada’s spending to host the Group of Eight and Group of 20 summits in and around Toronto next month is “within range” of what similar summits cost, John Kirton , the director of the University of Toronto’s G-8 Research Group .
The streets of Enniskillen, the Northern Ireland town hosting the Group of Eight summit, were quiet as Leo McGreal stood outside his barber shop, smoking a pipe and laughing about the fuss caused by the preparations.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper may clash with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today as she rejects pressure to scale back capital controls aimed at checking a rally in her country’s currency.