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The G7 summit will be contentious — for all the wrong reasons

Castle in Quebec where G7 meeting will take place
UN flags fly outside the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, where the Group of Seven summit begins tomorrow. Photo: Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of the Group of 7 industrialized democracies will gather this week in Quebec for their annual meeting on the world's economy. Following the Trump administration's recent imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on Europe, Japan and Canada, however, the summit is shaping up as 6 versus 1.

Why it matters: What would normally be an opportunity to forge unity on key challenges — with China's discriminatory trade practices foremost among them — will be anything but.