Former prime minister Paul Martin said yesterday that the number of officials at Toronto’s G20 summit last summer was “absolutely absurd.” Martin was responding to Gordon Smith, a former Canadian ambassador, who said the large number of officials reduces the chances of having a productive set of meetings. An estimated 10,000 G20 delegates, officials, and media attended last June’s summit in Toronto. “I don’t know what all those people do,” Martin told the National Post.
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