PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ENGAGES INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DELEGATES AT THE G-8 AND G-20 SUMMITS
TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed MY SUMMIT 2010 youth delegates to the G-20 Summit in Toronto and spoke to them about key economic issues that leaders will address. Yesterday, he met with G-8 youth delegates in Huntsville who presented the Prime Minister and other leaders with a final communiqué they had drafted.
“It is exciting to see bright young people engaging on international issues and contributing to the future of their countries and the world,” said Prime Minister Harper. “MY SUMMIT 2010 is about giving youth a voice on G-8 and G-20 issues and providing them with a valuable learning experience.”
MY SUMMIT 2010 is the official international youth summit being held concurrently with the G-8 and the G-20 summits. Canada is co-hosting MY SUMMIT 2010 with Global Vision, a not-for-profit organization with expertise in youth leadership training.
The G-8 portion of MY SUMMIT 2010 took place in Muskoka , Ontario , from June 23 to 25. During the G-20 portion of MY SUMMIT 2010, which is taking place from June 26 to 27 in Toronto , youth delegates will observe parts of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit , and will discuss international economic issues.
There are 13 Canadian youth delegates participating in MY SUMMIT 2010. Prime Minister Harper also invited his G-8/G-20 counterparts to send youth delegations comprised of seven university students to the youth summit.
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