27. At Madrid the G-7 had advanced a proposal for an increase in IMF SDR's, only to be met with rejection from the developing country members. In his extensive consultations with non-G-7 countries in the lead up to Halifax, Prime Minister Chretien drew particularly heavily on Mexican President Zedillo's views on what the G-7 and the IFI's could usefully do in the wake of the peso crisis.

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