Obama is back in Canada for one night only and Canadians are pretty excited about it. He’s set to give a keynote speech to the Montreal Board of Trade in the city today and the 6,000 tickets to the event sold out in only 15 minutes. As of this morning there were still a few dozen available through resellers, but those could set you back over $1,000 (totally worth it in our opinion).
So what’s he going to talk about? It would appear no one knows. The Board has given Obama free reign to discuss whatever he wants to, which sounds good to us. We trust him. People are speculating that he’ll address climate change since he hasn’t spoken publicly since Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal and he apparently has made huge revisions to his speech since then. He’s likely got a lot to say on that.
The former President’s last visit to Canada was June 2016 and if you recall, he made quite a stir with our Prime Minister, Mr. Justin Trudeau. Because before there was Tracron, there was Trubama, Trudeau’s first world leader bromance. In honor of Obama’s return, let’s take a look back at our favourite world leaders bro-ing it up.