As co-chair of a United Nations on mitigating the economic and social damage from the pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for a team approach.
”For the global economy to recover, and for our domestic economies to bounce back, we need a global, co-ordinated plan,” Trudeau told the more than 50 heads of government and state in the virtual conference, co-chaired by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Donald Trump did not take part and though no one mentioned his name, leader after leader from Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron and the U.K.’s Boris Johnson criticized the U.S. for its go-it-alone approach.
”No single country can find a solution to this crisis,” said Macron.
”There can be no isolated solution. The price is paid by all. The solution must be found by all.”
The conference took place as Canada competes with Ireland and Norway for one of two non-permanent seats on the U-N Security Council next month.