Feds seek to 'demystify' G7 summit by involving Canadians

The Liberal government wants to lift the mystery surrounding the G-7 summit as it prepares to host the gathering next year.

They are doing so in the hopes that Canadians will feel more included and, perhaps, less inclined to protest on the periphery.

Peter Boehm, the Canadian G-7 summit sherpa, say the idea is to get input from Canadians on some of the big themes in the world, whether it's economic inclusion, what the jobs of the future might look like, climate change, and some of the big foreign policy and security questions.

The efforts to open the process up to Canadians includes Boehm speaking at a public event tonight at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

The turbulent Toronto G-20 summit in 2010, which included mass arrests and cases of police misconduct, reverberated for years.

Boehm says involving Canadians along the road to the G7 summit is one way to get ahead of the issue.