CANADA TO CO-HOST UNITED NATIONS COVID-19 CONFERENCE
Canada will co-host a major United Nations conference on dealing with the economic crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will play a lead role in the Thursday event with his Jamaican counterpart Andrew Holness, pictured, and the UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres. The priority will be expanding liquidity in the global economy and maintaining financial stability while safeguarding the gains being made in helping less-developed countries. The conference will certainly raise Canada’s profile as it competes for a seat on the UN Security Council next month against Norway and Ireland. Trudeau has spoken to his French, German and other Caribbean nation counterparts about Thursday’s conference.