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Trudeau Looks to Salvage the G-7 and His Image

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  • Canadian leader to host as star has faded at home and abroad
  • U.S. president will face widespread criticism at Quebec summit
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau in 2017.
Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau in 2017. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

It’s set to be the most acrimonious world summit in years, with President Donald Trump facing off against six other leaders in need of a standard-bearer. If Justin Trudeau is looking for a chance at redemption, this is it.

With the world on the brink of a trade war, the stakes are high for when the Group of Seven meet in Canada with the symbol of postwar collaboration under threat by an aggressive strain of American unilateralism that’s ripped up international agreements and undermined multilateral institutions.