At the G8

Greetings from the heavily fortified Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville. The leaders arrived earlier and should be at their working lunch presently.

Mr. Harper is due to speak to reporters here this evening, apparently to promise aid for maternal health. Canwest says it’ll be at least $2-billion. CTV says it’s $3-billion, with $1-billion of that new money.

The Governor General is also here. She’s lunched with African Outreach delegation (including the leaders of Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Malawi, Senegal and Algeria) and will meet with the President of Haiti later.