Barack Obama turns the spotlight on Montréal


On June 6, all eyes were turned on Montréal thanks to Barack Obama’s speech for the Chamber of commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM). More than 6,000 people were gathered at the Palais des congrès, a record crowd for the CCMM in 200 years of existence.

Obama discussed a number of subjects, including free trade, climate changes, terrorism and immigration.

 « We have to invest in the skills and education and capabilty of our people. » – Barack Obama

In addition, a hundred of US and foreign journalists were present, including CNN who broadcasted the speech live on Facebook Live.

While we are celebrating Montréal’s 375th anniversary, this event has greatly enhanced Montréal’s media coverage and its worldwide reputation!