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By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about making progress at the G7 on climate change and combating protectionism when they meet next month in Quebec.
Both are hot-button topics with U.S. President Donald Trump, who will be making his Canadian debut at the June 8-9 gathering in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.
Merkel is the G7’s longest-serving leader, and has clashed with Trump in the past, including at his summit debut last year in Italy.