March 24, 2009 / 2:18 PM / in 8 years

Canada finance minister to attend G20 summit

<p>Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 23, 2009.Chris Wattie</p>

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will join Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a summit of G20 major and emerging economies next week in London, a spokesman for the minister said on Tuesday.

Chisholm Pothier, spokesman for Flaherty, confirmed to Reuters that the finance minister would attend the meeting, which will discuss how to resolve the global financial crisis.

Reporting by Louise Egan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson

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