Canada will be hosting the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix Quebec but what is the G7 and how does it impact you?
Well, the G7 is a group of 7 countries which includes Canada, France, US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the European Union that gets together to discuss world issues.
The G7 is a consensus-based forum. Decisions must be agreed upon by all members.
These discussions are taken into consideration when a country proposes new strategies and policies.
Over the past 40 years, the G7 has strengthened international economic and security policy, mainstreamed climate change and gender equality.
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The G7 began in the mid-1970s, with Italy joining in 1975, and Canada in 1976.
A brief introduction to the 2018 G7 members.
The G7 Presidency rotates every year.
The country that holds the G7 Presidency hosts and organizes the G7 Summit.
Personal representatives — or Sherpas — are appointed by each G7 Leader to help with preparations for the Leaders’ Summit.
The G7 plays a powerful role in impacting world issues.