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In early February, G7 officials met in Canada. Specifically, they gathered in Iqaluit, the Arctic capital of Nunavut, with a population of about 7,000, many of whom are Inuit – or natives. The Inuit hosts decided to “educate” the Europeans about their native culture, which involves hunting seals for meat and pelts. The ED is in the process of banning the seal trade. So what was served for dinner? Seal meat. During the conference in the Nunavut legislative assembly, what did people sit on? Sealskin-upholstered chairs. And, as a parting gift, they received sealskin mittens and vests that may have been illegal for them to take home. What are the odds that Canada will be asked to host another meeting any time soon?

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