Former U.S. president Barack Obama to visit nation’s capital in May
Progressive think-tank Canada 2020 is hosting the event at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on May 31
OTTAWA – Former U.S. president Barack Obama is set to visit the nation’s capital next month for a question-and-answer session.
The event, hosted by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020, will be at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on May 31.
Canada 2020 chairman Tom Pitfield says Obama is a “generation-defining political leader” and an inspiration to millions of people around the world.
Tickets for the event start at $75, the think-tank says.
Since Obama’s presidency ended in January 2017, he’s become a big name on the paid speaking circuit, and appeared at a similar event in Calgary in March.
In 2016, as president, he addressed Canada’s Parliament and received a standing ovation and cheers in the House of Commons.