Canada opposes Russia's return to G8

 Canada opposes Russia's return to G8

The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the Group of Eight, a Canadian official said during a background press briefing ahead of the G7 meeting yesterday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Russia was not invited to this meeting and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's position, Canada’s position, remains the same as last year when this came up as well. "The answer was no," Reuters cited the official as saying.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said it would be “appropriate” to have Russia rejoin what used to be the G8.