Canada rejects Trump's bid to let Russia back into G7

Canada rejects Trump's bid to let Russia back into G7

Canada is flatly rejecting Donald Trump's suggestion to reinstate Russia in the G7, CBC reports.

Before departing for the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que., the U.S. President called on the G7 leaders to let Russia back in. "It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. And in the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in. Because we should have Russia at the negotiating table," he told reporters.

But Canada, which pushed for Russia to get the boot in 2014, is not onside. "Our position has not changed," said Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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