OTTAWA - The next meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in February will be held in Iqaluit, Nunavut, the federal government said Wednesday.
The meeting in one of several high-profile conferences to be held in Canada including the G8 summit in Huntsville, Ont., and G20 summit to be held in the in the Muskoka region north of Toronto in June.
The Iqaluit meeting will focus on a number of issues including following through on financial sector reforms; strengthening international financial institutions; and ensuring a sustainable global economic recovery.
"The February meeting will return to the G7's roots with a more frank and focused dialogue," Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in a statement.
"In an ever-changing global economy, the G7 will continue to evolve, with a focus not on paper but on people-not on communiques and accords, but on constructive dialogue on actions to strengthen the global economy."