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G-20 will tell Trump to take lead in tackling climate change: Trudeau

Trump decided last month to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on climate change

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Shutterstock
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Shutterstock

Canadian Prime Minister Justin told a German newspaper on Friday the leaders of countries meeting in Hamburg would tell US President Donald Trump he should take the lead in addressing

Trump decided last month to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on climate change, saying it would wipe out U.S. jobs. Climate policy is expected to be a key bone of contention at the summit German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting on Friday and Saturday.

"We'll tell him it's important to take a lead role in tackling and creating good jobs," told mass-selling Bild newspaper.

added there was no doubt that was happening. He said was a challenge, but also an opportunity to invest.

He added that the same was true of global trade. Trump has advocated more protectionist measures.

"Instead of saying we'll stop trade, we need to create opportunities for smaller companies and protect workers' rights with progressive trade agreements like CETA," said, referring to the EU-trade deal.

Asked about China, the Canadian leader said it had understood that trade with other countries was a way to alleviate poverty.

He said was talking to China about workers' rights, environmental protection and topics "where China has not always felt comfortable".

"I think it's important to formulate clear rules based on principles," he said.

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