The Halifax G7 Summit - A Fact Sheet
Halifax Summit. June 15-17, 1995. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Participants include the leaders of the seven major
industrialized nations in the world. They are Canada, United States,
United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Italy and France. Also attending
this year are the presidents of the Russian Federation and the
- Prime Minister Jean Chretien of Canada
- President Bill Clinton of the United States
- Prime Minister John Major of the United Kingdom
- Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany
- Prime Minister Lamberto Dini of Italy
- Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama of Japan
- President-elect Jacques Chirac of France
- President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation
- President Jacques Santer of the European Union
- They will discuss important economic and political issues.
- This is the 21st Summit. The first Summit was held in Rambouillet, France in 1975.
- Canada has hosted two Summits in the past. The first one was in
Montebello, Quebec in 1981. The second one was in Toronto, Ontario in 1988.
- The Halifax meetings will be held on the waterfront in Summit Place
(formerly Cornwallis Place) and at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
- The media will be headquartered at the World Trade and Convention
- It's estimated that more than 5,100 people will attend, including about
2,100 members of the media, 2,000 delegates and about 1,000 security people.
- The Halifax Summit Office (HSO) Budget has been set at XX
- In a study by the Nova Scotia Department of Finance, anticipated visitor
spending will be about $7.3 million.
- The study predicts this will result in additional household incomes of $4.7
million and $600 thousand in provincial tax revenues. And create 170 person-years
- The provincial Department of Finance also predicts that expenditures of about $8.4 million
on infrastructure will translate into additional household incomes of $4.9 million and
provincial government revenue of $900,000. And create 160 person years of employment.
- The federal budget for the Summit is $28 million and the provincial budget is $5 million.
- Objectives of Nova Scotia before, during and after the Halifax Summit are to promote the
province and Halifax as destinations for tourists and to open up business opportunities.
- To accomplish this, Co-Chairs of the Provincial Cabinet Summit Committee, Hon. Robbie
Harrison and Hon. Jay Abbass met with business leaders and members of the media in
Europe and the United States before the Summit.
- It's believed the long term impact on Halifax and Nova Scotia because of the Summit will last for years.
- It will put the city and province in the world spotlight for several days, but in terms of
tourism and investment it could be worth millions and millions of dollars over the years.
- People are being encouraged to stay in Halifax and enjoy the Summit activities.
- Showcase Halifax 95 will be held in conjunction with the Summit, June 15-18. Events will be held in churches, schools, store windows, parks and on the waterfront. There will be musical
acts (Ashley MacIsaac), poetry reading (Maxine Tynes), dance (Gwen Noah), and art and
craft exhibits. About 100 different acts will be featured.
- Summit Odyssey kicks off June 14. It features 18 events.
They include Film Land -
highlighting the province's contribution to the film industry, Street Fair, Environment
Showcase, Crafts Place and Science Place, International Visitor and Technology Exposition
Centre and International Cafe.
More Announcements to Come
- Security is a priority during the Summit. To ensure the safety of the participants a limited
restricted zone will be set up June 14 - June 18. This includes Hollis Street from Prince to
Salter Street to Lower Water and back to Prince Street.