31. The question of relationships extended to a concern with duplication and overlap. However there remained no full G-7 consensus at this point on the scope of the institutional review, which institutions should be examined and how they should be examined. Difference remained between the Europeans, the North Americans and the Japanese, while the presence of coalition governments in some G-7 governments made the achievement of consensus even more difficult. The Canadians, wanting to embrace sustainable development institutions and related UN bodies, were pleased that Clinton made a reference to the inclusion of the UN institutions in his remarks in Ottawa.

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