Barack Obama coming to Montreal next month
Former U.S. president to speak as part of a series featuring international leaders
Former U.S. president Barack Obama will deliver a keynote speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on June 6, the organization announced Wednesday.
Obama will speak as part of a series featuring international leaders.
The 44th president briefly dropped out of sight after November's election but has re-emerged for a series of public appearances in recent weeks. He last came to Canada for a state visit to Ottawa in June 2016.
OBAMA IS COMING TO MONTREAL NEXF MONTH AND I'M FREAKING OUT! WHEREVER HE'A GOING, I'LL BE THERE—@24KGRL
The president of the Montreal Board of Trade said it is an honour to host Obama as Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary.
"At a time when the world is seeking more certainty and stability, and as globalization is forcing us to rethink our existing economic and democratic models, we are proud to host someone who has devoted his actions to human rights, free trade agreements, diplomacy and economic development," Michel Leblanc said in a statement.
Obama is coming to Montréal this summer. I will make it my mission to at least see him.—@Ethereal_Mani
"He has demonstrated that harmonious relations between nations are a powerful pathway to reinforcing peace, trade and the development of new markets."
No one in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Montreal?src=hash">#Montreal</a> is working right now because everyone is trying to figure out how to get tickets to Obama's <a href="https://twitter.com/chambremontreal">@chambremontreal</a> speech.—@ToulasTake
The board said its leaders series has previously featured former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, former U.S. secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair.