Stephen Harper and other G20 leaders began their annual summit in a tense atmosphere dominated by Western anger towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and pressure to address climate change, fight Ebola and kickstart economic growth.
Stephen Harper arrives in New Zealand today for an official visit with the country's prime minister that will include discussions on a touchy subject between the otherwise friendly leaders -- Canada's heavily protected dairy sector.
Conservative, New Democrat and Liberal MPs joined the family of an imprisoned, Canadian-educated Chinese dissident in making a plea to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to win his freedom. Harper heads to China on Wednesday.
It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambassador to Canada before confirming plans for his third official visit to China next week.