Trichet to keep cool at frosty G7

February 4, 2010

European Central Bank  President Jean-Claude Trichet plans to keep a cool head at this weekend’s meeting of Group of Seven policymakers in Canada’s far north.

Large iceberg over Frobisher Bay

Large iceberg over Frobisher Bay

“I am very happy to go very far up, far up in the north of Canada,” he told journalists before hopping on a plane en-route to frostbitten Iqaluit, some 300 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

“We will have all the right environment to be as cool as possible in judging the situation.”

Local police have already said G7 visitors should not worry if they see men with rifles speeding around on snowmobiles, as the town is more usually host to hunters than foreign dignitaries.

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