Strong Statement Against Paying Hostage Ransoms Expected At G7

Growing sense the problem isn't going away

G7 leaders meeting in Japan are tackling the matter of paying hostage ransoms to militant groups. It’s expected the leaders, including Prime Minister Trudeau, will take a strong stand against it. European nations have found indirect ways of paying ransoms resulting in millions of dollars being passed to groups such as al Qaeda, but the kidnappings have not stopped. An agreement among the G7 might mean some of the payments will.