With hundreds of reporters from around the world in Ontario to cover the G8 and G20 summits, the average Canadian might wonder: What are they saying about us?
While the majority are focused on the key issues brought up by their own leaders, it's inevitable a little commentary on the host country sneaks into media reports.
In the English media at least, it looks like the Brits want to be more like the Canadians, on the subcontinent the Indians are awed by fortress Toronto and the Americans, well, they're just taking it all in.
The G20 was a fiasco riddled with violence, England- which used to own two-thirds of the world- has taxes so high and a standard of living so low that not even the Chinese want to live there, India has smog so thick one could cut it with a knife and the US... well... whatever problems Canada may have, we're not in Obama's America for which we can thank God every day.
Some members of the Russia media also weighed in on summit security, particularly the cost.
News agency Ria Novosti notes that the 2009 U.S. G20 summit cost US$18 million, while Canada's pricetag for the meetings was well over $1.1 billion.
"Thus Canada will spend 51 times more than the US did just a year ago to protect G8 leaders from Canadians," the agency writes.
"Canada must be a very dangerous country for world leaders."
Russia is a dangerous country for... well... everybody.