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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, bottom left, takes part in a meeting with the G7 leaders and EU leaders at Catshuis in The Hague on March 24, 2014.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, bottom left, takes part in a meeting with the G7 leaders and EU leaders at Catshuis in The Hague on March 24, 2014.
(SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Russia gets kicked out of a club whose prestige was waning anyway

Russia is facing isolation from a political group that has lost influence in recent years as other countries play a growing role on the world stage.

Canada and other Group of Seven nations announced Monday that they had cancelled a planned G8 summit with Russia in Sochi. The next summit will be held in Brussels and will not include Russia, a move that effectively suspends Moscow from the club of industrialized nations because of its actions in Crimea.