Is the G8 about to get blown away?

The G8 is, analysts concur, in trouble.  Since the G20 shot to prominence during the financial crisis, the 8 have always looked, er, 12 members short of full credibility.

Next week, Canada hosts the G8 in Muskoka before the G20 meets in Toronto.   I’m struck by the logo for the Muskoka meeting, which seems to depict a tree being blown about in a storm and losing leaves.  This is doubtless meant to represent the fact that rural Muskoka is a dendrologist’s paradise.  But what an apt image for the G8!

UPDATE: I note that one Muskokan (?) blogger came up with this alternative image for the conference, featuring Barack, Hillary and… a symbol of Canadian power!