Obama to speak in Toronto on Sept. 29

Truro Daily News - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — For­mer United States Pres­i­dent Barack Obama is sched­uled to speak in Toronto at the end of Septem­ber.

Canada 2020, an Ot­tawabased think tank that is host­ing the event, says Obama will speak over lunch on Sept. 29 at the Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion says Obama will give a speech fol­lowed by a mod­er­ated dis­cus­sion on a wide range of top­ics. In June, Obama spoke in Mon­treal about the lack of lead­er­ship in his coun­try and lamented the United States’ de­ci­sion to pull out of the Paris cli­mate change ac­cord. Af­ter the event, Obama ate din­ner with Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau at a west-end eatery.

Canada 2020 says it ex­pects thou­sands to at­tend the event with tick­ets go­ing on sale yes­ter­day.

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