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Summit stakes

g20-harper-cp-220.jpgPrime Minister Stephen Harper has a lot riding on this week's G8 and G20 Summits.

Canada is spending more than a billion dollars to make sure the events go off without a hitch.

But it remains to be seen if reaching a deal on the global economy or maternal health will outweigh criticism of the summit's hefty price-tag.

Daybreak spoke to Don Martin, national affairs columnist for the National Post.

photo: Nathan Denette/Canadian Press

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