The man, the myth, the legend, the former President of the United States and the man the world misses was in Montreal yesterday holding a speech at the Palais des Congrès.

Barack Obama offered his trademark message of hope telling a sold-out audience that global trends of isolationism are “understandable” in moments of historic change, but they can be defeated by listening and finding common ground.

Obama’s wide-ranging speech touched on the threat of climate change, problems with online “tribalism” and the widening global gap between the rich and poor.

And while Obama made some thinly veiled jabs at the current U.S. administration, his speech came short of calling out Donald Trump by name.

Shortly after the event, Obama met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at some local neighbourhood restaurant.

Whether you like him or not, it would be nice to have an adult, an honourable man, in the White House again.

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