OTTAWA – Canada wants to take advantage of the G7 summit in early June in Quebec, to launch concrete actions in favour of women’s education in crisis zones, said Justin Trudeau.
The leaders of the seven industrialized countries (United States, France, Germany, Uk, Italy, Japan and Canada) meet on 8 and 9 June in the region of Charlevoix, Quebec.
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In addition to major international issues – iran’s nuclear conflict in Syria, North Korea, trade tensions – the canadian Prime minister wished to mobilize its partners around gender equality, by creating the advisory Council on gender equality in the G7.
“The parity, the defence of the rights of women, inclusion of minorities, LGBT, and others in a society is not just a moral argument, it’s an argument deeply economic,” said the canadian Prime minister.
Recalling that “the G7 is first and foremost an economic consolidation,” Mr. Trudeau wants to “convince and prove” that there was “a huge lever”.
The leader liberal wants to encourage its allies to address this issue in developing countries where “significant investment” is required and, in particular, “in areas of crisis, in refugee camps, [where] education for girls is almost absent”.
“If, as a G7 country, you can invest for the education of women and girls in a crisis situation, will reduce the impact of the crisis, […] and we ensure not to lose a generation” and preserve the ability of “these women and girls to contribute to a better world,” argued Justin Trudeau.
To reassure citizens who may be tempted by nationalism
Justin Trudeau wants more than the G7 summit can reassure citizens who may be tempted by nationalism and populism and to propose practical solutions on the environment and the education of women in areas of crisis.
“A lot of countries and a lot of citizens are calling into questions the systems, either by excessive nationalism, or populism-a bit exaggerated, [or] questions of anti-globalization,” said Mr. Trudeau.
“This should be at the centre of the discussions that we will have in G7: how to reassure citizens about the future we are building together,” he says.
“It is important that we be vigilant and that we maintain this order, this peace, that stability, that predictability that we have helped to create everything that you acquired today,” he notes in his office at the federal Parliament of Ottawa.
Once again, the american president Donald Trump and his decisions on the trade or iran’s nuclear ambitions should be the centre of attention.
But while his country is renegotiating the forceps, the free trade Agreement north american, and European and Japanese revolt against the new trade policy for the u.s., Mr. Trudeau denies that the president of the United States can be isolated.
Convinced that the G7 will “get together on security issues and on issues of economic growth,” the leader liberal says to expect “discussions real and solid on how to move forward together.”
Legalizing cannabis is going to snowball, ” said the PM
The legalization of cannabis in Canada, effective “in the summer”, is followed closely by the allies of Ottawa, who could quickly draw, said Justin Trudeau.
Campaign promise, this will make Canada the first G7 country to authorize the production, trade and consumption of this soft drug, five years after the Uruguay round, the first State of the planet to have done so.
The canadian Senate is expected to adopt a final version of the bill in early June for an entry into force expected “during the summer”, said the canadian Prime minister.
“There is a lot of interest from our allies for what we do, they recognize that Canada is in the process of being bold […] and recognize our honesty when we admit that the current system does not work to prevent our young people from having easy access to cannabis,” he pointed out, a month before the summit of heads of State and government of the G7 in Canada.
“In many countries, including Canada, it is easier [for a minor] to buy a joint than a beer. Ca has no logic! And, in addition, it is a source of income terrible to organized crime,” said Mr. Trudeau.
His liberal government wants to believe “that by controlling and regulating the sale of cannabis, we will be able to better protect our communities, protect our youth,” explained the Prime minister.
“The allies with whom I have spoken are interested to see how it will happen […] before launching,” noted Mr. Trudeau, without specifying which countries he was referring to. “If it works well, and I expect that it works well, it would surprise me a lot they are late a lot studying which model would work for them,” he said.
Once the federal government legalized cannabis, the canadian provinces and territories will have the task to organize the trade. The provinces of Ontario and Quebec, who represent more than two-thirds of the canadian population, have already provided a strict framework for public enterprises specialized.
In terms of value, the production of the industry of cannabis equal to the beer industry” and is “bigger than the tobacco industry,” according to official statistics assessing 5.7 billion canadian dollars (3.7 billion euros) expenses for Canadian cannabis in 2017.