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Former U.S. president Barack Obama will be in Montreal today to deliver a keynote speech to a sold-out audience at the city's

Former U.S. president Barack Obama will be in Montreal today to deliver a keynote speech to a sold-out audience at the city's

Despite attempts to make him swing in that direction, Obama did not mention President Trump in his remarks.

The former president, 55, made his first visit to Canada since leaving office in January, and among his things to do was having dinner with Trudeau, 45, at Montreal's Liverpool House restaurant.

'Obviously I'm disappointed with the current American administration decision to put out of Paris, ' Obama said.

The former president reminded us all we have been here before, in much graver times, and pulled through.

Republican seeks Dem allies on internet privacy bill MORE on Tuesday further criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord, while saying he believes the agreement still has a chance.

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The biggest difference is the addition of Durant, who left Oklahoma City in the offseason to sign with Golden State . San Antonio has faced an uphill battle with All-Star Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup with a sprained left ankle.

His speech fell on the anniversary of D-Day, when the United States and allies such as Canada invaded the beaches of northern France on June 6, 1944, and helped to create an worldwide system he said was based "not just on self-interests but on principles".

Obama never mentioned U.S. President Donald Trump, but his carefully chosen words nevertheless seemed to offer a critique on the direction his successor has taken in a few short months.

Taking another indirect dig at Trump while speaking of the current age of instant information, its advantages and disadvantages, he said, "Where TV and Twitter can feed us a steady stream of bad news and sometimes fake news, it can seem like the worldwide order we have created is constantly being tested and the centre may not hold".

"Even Obama couldn't get a table at Joe Beef", someone in the crowd said jokingly. As he did in his first campaign for the presidency, he talked about change and suggested it is bringing out the dark forces of "isolationism, nationalism [and] rolling back the rights of others". It also came after a G7 Summit in Europe that prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to say Europe can no longer depend on American leadership.

For the first time in months we heard a USA person of influence convey hope for the future, instead the confusion and instability created by the current president. He said people who felt at a loss with the democratic process could "try anything", but that liberal values would win out over time. "The girls may change their minds but Michelle won't".

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