What will we call this odd collection of free traders who gathered in Ottawa this week to save the WTO from Donald Trump and Xi Jinping?
How about the Rideau Group, since Jim Carr, Canada’s trade minister, assembled his invitees at the National Arts Centre, which overlooks the Rideau Canal? Or the G13, because Carr’s collective includes 12 countries and the European Union? The Alliance of Middle Economic Powers could work too, as the world’s two economic superpowers — the U.S. and China — weren’t invited.
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