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until this closing news conference gets underway, we will show you a portion of today's washington journal. she is a senior research fellow. we also welcome scott paul from
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the president of alliance for american manufacturing. good to be with you. start with your takeaways from day one. >> hello. thank you for being here. thanks to thefic people of this region who contributed to the success of the summit. here --aid we chose the chose here because of the people who live here. the world to expense the legendary hospitality of the people of this region. thank you to all the members of the community who played a role locally for the team of the -- and to all canadians who played a role in the summit.
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finally thank you to the indigenous communities, with whom we work closely throughout this process. >> a successful g-7 summit. this summit was focused on addressing very real universal challenges and finding lasting solutions that will make a difference in the lives of people. i'm happy to announce that we released a joint communique by all seven countries. [applause] took placeations against the backdrop of the rapidly changing economy and growing middle-class anxieties and equality of opportunity. have eroded trust in our institutions abilities to deliver.
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the summit canada laid out five broad themes to tackle the root cause of this central economic issue that we all share. preparing people for the jobs of the future. we have reaffirmed our commitment to advance gender equality and work together on climate change, oceans, and clean energy. we spoke of the need to defend our democracies against foreign dress -- foreign threats. and take coordinated action to identify and hold to account those who would do us harm. there is a diverse city of opinions when it comes to charting the path forward. every leader comes to the table with a different and sometimes divergent course of action. leaders arrived here ready to roll up their sleeves and get to
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.ork that's exactly what we were able to do. i know you know we have some strong conversations on trade americanfically in tariffs. i remind president trump that these tariffs harm industry and workers on both sides of our border. i stand ready to work closely to resolveesident this swiftly. i will always protect canadian workers and canadian interests. we have made good genuine progress over a range of issues over the course of the last few days. there is a lot we can cover here. let me highlight a few key a compliments. >> you first of all set up the advisory council on gender equality, whose mandate is to integrate gender equality into the different subject activities and results of the summit.
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the beginning of a new tradition, which makes gender equality one of the major priorities. they have confirmed to us that they will go out with this approach. growth of the economy, which has been observed, is largely attributable to women, who went to the labor market and transformed it. if we want to fight against economic growth, the income gap and social inequalities to truly achieve gender equality, that must be part of our object of. that's exactly what we have done during the summit. >> i'm thrilled to announce that
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nearly $4l invest billion to support quality education for women and girls living in crisis and fragile states. it gives girls the tools they need to make decisions about their own future and lift the lyft etch and live the life they want for themselves -- and live the life they want for themselves. i believe this historic to ourent further speaks common resolve to make gender equality a top priority not just this year but every year. we also welcome the announcement made by the developed finance
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institutions of all g-7 nations that they would be investing considerable funds focused on developing to enhance economic participation and empowerment. this is proof of what we can accomplish by working together. five of us also agreed to a plastic charter, which speaks of a common resolve to eradicate plastic pollution. this is an important step to achieving a lifecycle economy in which all plaque to -- all plastics would be cycled and repurposed. canada will also invest $100 million to rid our oceans of the global plastic pollution. to protect our oceans we agree to the g-7 blueprint for healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities.
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oftentimes developing nations, including small island states, are vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. playations have a role to in helping these countries mitigate the consequences of and join the fight against climate change, which goes hand in hand with our coasts and oceans. as part of this initiative, canada will invest 200 and 62 million dollars to build strong resilient coasts and communities . this will include efforts to after extreme weather events and expand renewable energy infrastructure. finally, we spoke about the future of the economy at length. innovation is changing how we live and how we work, which brings new challenges and opportunities for working people. thishing that came out year's summit is to encourage a culture of lifelong learning,
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but that the next job is also a better job. we'll soon need to adopt new ways of measuring economic growth. if we want to build economies that work for everyone, it's essential we build the right tools that monitor progress and address some of the flaws of our current approach. friends, the summit is coming to a close, but canada's presidency will go on to the end of the year. over the last two days leaders ,ave made several commitments which are added to the communique, which covers a whole variety. we intend to continue the momentum we have achieved of the last pew days -- achieved over the last few days. nice -- the uncertainty which our world has to deal with, meetings like this will take on ever greater importance.
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they give us the opportunity to join forces and settle our disputes. the great challenges we have today, countries have great economic success and need to show a common front and promote the values that are at the very root of our success. will leave the summit inspired by the discussions in which i have participated and convince us of the needs to work together to meet our common challenges. thank you for having been here. i'll be very happy to answer your questions. i'm wondering if you can answer this in english and french. we have not yet seen the communique, but we are told by sources that you have accomplished agreements on trade and tariff. i wonder if you could address the come of that president trump was making -- we are the piggy
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bank that everyone is robbing in. threats that it has to stop or we will stop trading for them. you will be making a mistake. how meaningful is this consensus if the president is making these kinds of threats on the way out of town? >> the president will continue to say what he says. what we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language on a broad range of issues, other it is making a ,road -- making an economy ensuring the inclusion of women and girls, being bold and protecting our environment, or moving forward and a meaningful way to prepare for the jobs of the future. the kinds of things that are common challenges across our countries and around
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wearing siding with the prospects of economic kids leads and their to unpredictability and huge political uncertainty. we have come together to lay out to where we agree to highlight to continue to work together and serve the citizens that work for us. i'm very pleased we came together on an ambitious joint communique. >> obviously the president will continue to say what he said. what was achieved this weekend togetherwas to gather around an ambitious communique, setting up the shared challenges to continue to support our citizens and to combat the
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thatty and uncertainty often goes hand in hand with age, the future of their children. we have been looking at jobs in the future and concern about economic growth that works everyone, the women, environment, all these discussions highlight the value of working together, of aligning yourself with each other and continuing to support a system, which has constituted as a major success for many people, seeking to bring more people into economic success. >> the president today said he would cut off trade with you retaliate if on terrace avenue you plan to do, you are making mistake. -- making a mistake.
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does that change your plans? >> i highlighted directly to the dididents that canadians not take it lightly. but the nine states has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry. and not taking lightly the fact that it is based on a national security reason that for canadians, either for themselves , their parents, their community members that stood shoulder to shoulder with american members in far-off lands and conflicts, from the first world war onwards , that it is kind of insulting. helpingghted it is not in our renegotiation. yet it would be with regret but it would be absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory
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measures on july 1, applying the onest tariffs to that americans have unjustly applied to us. i have made it clear to the president that it is not something we relished doing. it is something we will do. are polite, reasonable, but we will not be pushed around. >> i've pointed out to the the extent to which offense,, this is an it is an imposition of tariffs on steel and alan eminem -- and -- as americans and canadians have often stood shoulder to shoulder to offset
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the value we both appreciate. regret, weout, with would take that decision. if the president continues to impose unfair barriers and tariffs, then we would respond without any hesitation as of the first of july to impose equivalent tariffs. we are polite and courteous. but we shall not be pushed around by others. we are canadians. where you saying we managed to survive donald trump i can? approach somee
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people took in the run-up to the summit. he has unanimously supported communique, strong commitments, which require specific actions take, notgoing to just canadians and g7 citizens, but citizens around the world. in addition we are talking about $4 billion made about -- made available for crisis situations. i pointed out that society in canada was an's -- in canada was insisting that we come up with a reasonable figure. we went up to 3.8, in fact. we are continuing to work with the developed economies of the world. we have to see what we can do in practical terms to protect
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oceans, to protect girls and women, to move forward economic growth that benefits all. it was indeed a success. >> i think it was notable there was a tremendous state of speculation by a broad range of people. the summit was going to be complete with conflicts and not lead to much. not only did we come out with a consensus document supported by nations, not only on we move forward significant commitments on a broad range of issues that citizens canadians, to , we have delivered $4 billion
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for women and girls in crisis and conflict affected areas to help their education, help their security, which is the number one recommendation that not only the gender advisory council put together, but did extraordinary work. but also civil society has been calling upon me directly to deliver $1.3 billion for girls in crisis and conflict affected areas. did better than that, we did $3.8 billion. because of this weekend, because of the convening actions, there are millions, of communities around the world that are going to do better. is supposed tog7 be about, all of us pulling and doing things that matter for our citizens and the world. and on that it was certainly a
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success. >> at the same time these important points in trade, you talk about plastics, the u.s. didn't sign up, japan didn't. progress.till no you are be seen that not that successful and trump is calling the tune. one of the almost other things we can work on, we didn't ask they resolve all the problems facing the planet. we made significant progress in terms of forging a consensus certain major challenges and commitments that we have called upon to tackle together. say yes we weren't able completely to turn around
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president trump's approach on trade, he's considering that she's continuing to say what he says. but if you're continuing to say it's a wonderful place and people are wonderfully ,ospitable, if you imagine that then i do think you are probably flying too high on your patience. when the most developed economies in the world come withher to get to grips major problems and are capable indemonstrating leadership areas of concern expressed around the world. there ishave seen still a great deal of work to be done. those who doubt our capacity to work together will have seen our
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ability to deliver. we are talking about shared responsibility we all have toward our citizens and toward future generations. >> forgetting the beginning of my sentences. the -- if the expectation was that a weekend surrounded by all sorts of lovely people was going to transform the president outlook then we and the world, didn't quite perhaps meet that bar. but can the world come together, the world's leading developed whether it's women and girls and education.
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with real measures and real commitment to protecting our inans, two including women >> clearly the differences of
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opinion around the table means
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we will continue to work in a serious minded way, and a well-intentioned way. improvedeek to deliver modernized -- and we know this is entirely possible. a is possible to come up with sound agreement good for american workers, good for canadian workers, good for mexican workers, good for the citizens of all three countries. when you told mr. trump that you were intending to impose tariffs -- didsed to july, would he replied by threatening to hire tariffs? no, he said it wouldn't be a good idea to do that. it will hurt american workers.
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we would rather not be responsible for that. the fundamental principle has to be standup in incensed for canadian workers. these unfair tariffs he is seeking to impose on us require a clear firm response. that is precisely what i said to the president and i continue to it. it is what i shall do as of the first of july. >> i told the president we would be moving forward with retaliatory equivalent tariffsts -- equivalent as of july 1. he expressed that would be a mistake. i agree it's not something we want to do. we do not want to harm american workers, we do not want to harm trade between canada and the united states. but the administration's choice
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to impose legal and unacceptable tariffs, illegitimate and unacceptable tariffs to canadian steelworkers and other workers a response.with i don't want to hurt american workers, they are our neighbors, they are our friends. my job is to stand up for canadian workers and canadian interests. that's what i explained to the president. >> the president tweeted he had various threats to offer. of things in a lot all caps on twitter when he's not along with you in the room? >> a mix about a year now that i've been having a constructive relationship with this president.
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we work together, we have perhaps different approaches, we are each there to defend the interests of our workers and our citizens. and that's what i do. morespent perhaps a bit time demonstrating that the interest of our citizens and tokers are closely linked the interests and advantages american workers have, because our economies are so well integrated. and i would continue to have tot approach, which tries obtain an advantage for canadians, but not at the expense of americans. we know we work together in a positive way, we can create greater benefits were prophets then we would alone.
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>> your friend has been talking about a historic stump -- historic summit. think it will cost 100 million for the rest of the time? need to have a look at different reactions. some people have clearly expressed themselves disagreeing with different elements. i think it happens in an orderly and safeway. to express themselves, to demonstrate. we always base ourselves on the most important thing, which is to guarantee the security of the participants and the demonstrators.
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if people want to do more than we struck we needed to do, i think that is the lesser of two evils. if we found ourselves in a situation where people wrote -- where people reproached us for not doing enough, we would be we would be looking at what happens, will be could have done differently. that will certainly informed the next learning curve for the future. it didn't correspond to what we wanted. the guarantee peace and security for citizens who were welcoming this event. and to make it possible for
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people to express themselves. >> at the end of any summit or event like this, we take a look at what worked, if we are reflecting right now that we did perhaps too good a job keeping our citizens safe, participants safe, keeping those who wish to demonstrate or express themselves safe, that is a critique i am willing to a test. if things had gone differently and we had and been able to keep people safe, we would be having a different conversation. when one holds significant events like this, it is much better to err on the side of becauseerly cautious the harm that could have come to any individual would not be worth saving a little money.
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as we move forward, we will learn from this experience and perhaps be better next time. i think we can all be proud of what we are able to achieve both as a summit, and what we are able to demonstrate to the world as how we are able to get the balance right between ,ncouraging and allowing celebrating the fact that people absolutely can express themselves freely in our democracy while at the same time ensuring we keep everyone safe. of what youderstand are saying is that in terms of security, there are lessons that have been drawn from past events. and there wasn't too much police in the city of quebec. is that correct? i was here working, so i wasn't in quebec to see with my own eyes. certainly anytime there is an
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event of this size, even smaller events, when measures are set up, they are always reflections thought to have. what worked this time, what can time, weferently next talk with our police forces, security experts. if we don't learn as we go, it would be hard for us to explain why things didn't work if they didn't work. we all remember what happened a few years ago in quebec at the americas summit. it is something that informed our position. time perhaps we will have a decision informed by what happened this time. then certainly guarantee the security of citizens is what we have at heart. otherwise, it would have been a mistake.
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>> question from quebec without follow-up. in the interest of time, i will fold into one question. on what reasoning did mr. trump provide not signing the $3.8 billion education initiative. and tell us if president trump repeated his threats to put u.s. tariffs on autos. if so, what did you tell him? >> on the issue of the agreement, we actually have a commitment on education for women and girls. that is something all seven of us have agreed to. on top of that, canada put forward $400 billion directly to finance in our aid budgets toward women and girls in crisis and conflict situations.
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we encourage and reached out to all g-7 partners to do the same, to allocate new funding to that cause. a number of them chose to do that, but all of us were able to sign the agreement that we would move forward on women and girls in crisis. it is just some were able to allocate direct dollars. within the envelope there are a lot of ngos and foundations that are part of this movement. that includes american money, as well. on the other question, we talked and i impressed upon the president how damaging tariffs on cars would be. that is a conversation that will continue. >> i did have the occasion to
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speak -- i had the occasion to speak with the president about tariff their ears on cars in canada being extremely harmful to our economy. we committed ourselves to going on top as we speak regularly about many things. i need you to clarify your position on sunset clause. said it is not on the table, trump says there is a second proposal for a longer-term sunset that takes account the business investment cycle. are you opposed to any sunset clause of any length? >> yes, we are opposed to any sunset clause of any length. date onut an expiring a trade deal, that is not actually a trade deal. that is our unequivocal position.
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when i referred to various proposals, if there is a desire to have a check in and renewal knowing that this is a trade deal, like most trade deals, that one can trigger a departure from at six months notice. that is something rarely used, it it exists in nafta. that is one of the reasons why we don't see the need for a sunset clause. if you can leave a trade deal six months notice, we know the president has threatened to do that a number of times, there is no need for a sunset clause. we are always willing to listen to proposals that mich -- that might work around this. a trade deal with a sunset clause is not a trade deal, so we will not accept a sunset clause of whatever duration proposed by the president. >> the sequence of events, what
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is it? you say you made your case, he said you didn't make the case to him. how do you see the path forward? what is the sequence to get to nafta? >> we will continue to work together on issues we agree. we will talk about issues on which we disagree. we will continue to work towards a renewed nafta. we will work toward removing the tariffs on steel and aluminum from the u.s. this is an ongoing relationship that we worked out very hard and will continue to. >> the representatives of the g-7 countries all agree with both the paris agreement on time. -- climate. the u.s. government has withdrawn from the paris agreement. he did not want to be associated
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with support to that. we are all in agreement with the paris agreement. we will take measures in our countries to fulfill our obligations. it is a major priority for me, but we accepted that in the communicate of the u.s. explaining they do not support it. did you say to president trump about his desire to bring russia back into the g-7? >> i said that it is not something we are even remotely interested in looking at, to have russia returned to the g-7. said very clearly to the president and others that it was not something that interested us at all.
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at the start of the summit, donald tusk said he thinks the u.s.'s actions are threatening the world-based order. do you share the worry? citizense, right now, around the world who are anxious about their futures, about their kids futures, that leads to different paths. it leads to political uncertainty, a turn towards tohoritarianism, it leads consequences that are troubling for all of us. as you look at the rise of certain economies, whether it is china, russia, or others who don't play by the same rules or values and approach that we g7 countries do, it is important to
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highlight that we have work to do together to demonstrate our approach of respecting rights and freedom, encouraging individual success while we ensure collective responsibility for each other, is an approach that works. it is an approach with defendant. -- worth defending. we always try to work through some mechanisms to ensure better outcomes for our citizens. haveapproach is one we been able to come together to highlight both in the g-7 communique and our actions collectively over the past months. i think it is clear, there is a lot of anxiety in the world when people see an uncertain future for themselves or their
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children. ofsee all kinds unpredictable things and political systems. an increase in of authoritarianism and totalitarianism. in some countries around the world outside the g-7, i think it is important to emphasize that we recognize the rules we follow as countries can always be improved. but we need to go on working to reassure our citizens and show them that we are here to make stability a success while allowing freedoms to exist, human rights, the possibility to succeed and be her for one another. these are values -- be here for one another. these are values we have and we owe it to ourselves to defend the system according to the rules we play by.
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we are always ready to make improvements, or rearrange things in our institutions. but recognizing that our economies and countries that are of great importance to the world, which do not at all fall of same rules or values. china and russia are at the head of that list. it is important if we want to work together to show that we have the right approach as governments, not just for us, but for the citizens who we help every day. thank you all very much. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] later today, vice president mike pence will give the closing keynote speech at the state and freedom coalition called -- confident gas conference in
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washington, d.c.. it begins at 6:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. singapore,rting from president trump held a news conference at the g7 summit meeting in canada. he talked about trade and gave a preview of his expectations for the upcoming meeting with north korean leader kim jong-un. this is half an hour. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. we are getting ready to make a big trip. we are just leaving, but we wanted to have a little bit of a conference to announce what we have done. i think it has been successful. we've concluded a tremendously successful g7 and would like to provide you with an update. you know the gentleman of our the legendary larry kudlow in the legendary john bolton. we had a good meeting on


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