Grits plan to make gender equality theme of G7 summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bringing his feminism to the G-7 summit next year.

The Liberal government is planning to make gender equality a major, overarching theme of its G7 presidency, which includes hosting the gathering of world leaders next June at a resort in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior government source says Canada will champion measures aimed at boosting the economic empowerment of women.

That includes increasing female participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as a way to respond to a rapidly changing job market.

That could involve stirring up the issue of sexual and reproductive health rights at a time when U-S President Donald Trump is far from being on the same page.