Harper: Leave Aid Talks to G-8

    Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, speaks at the 2010 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 28. Photo by: Remy Steinegger / World Economic Forum / CC BY-SA 2.0 World Economic ForumCC BY-SA 2.0

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that tackling development concerns of poor nations should be left to the G-8 as the group consists of all major donors whereas the broader G-20 includes emerging market economies.

    “It is a smaller group of countries that share values and perspectives and status,” he said.

    His comment, according to The Canadian Press, will possibly stir disapproval from emerging nations such as South Korea, which stressed that development should be given priority.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.