Prime Minister Stephen Harper departs on Wednesday for Deauville, France, where he will meet leaders from other G-8 countries. It is Harper’s first foreign trip since he was elected to lead a majority government on May 2. The agenda is anticipated to focus mainly on economic issues, as well as ongoing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Specifically, the leaders are expected to discuss the NATO involvement in Libya, since several of the member countries, including Canada, are contributing to the mission. The ongoing plight of G-8 member country Japan, which is struggling to rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, is also expected to be discussed.