Michelle Obama and Joe Biden in Toronto for separate speaking engagements

By on November 28, 2017


Two prominent figures in the U.S. Democratic Party will be north of the border today to attend two separate speaking engagements. Former first lady Michelle Obama will be in Toronto this morning to speak about education and equality for girls and women around the world at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Two prominent figures in the U.S. Democratic Party will be north of the border today to attend two separate speaking engagements. Former first lady Michelle Obama will be in Toronto this morning to speak about education and equality for girls and women around the world at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

TORONTO—Two prominent figures in the U.S. Democratic Party will be north of the border today to attend two separate speaking engagements.

Former first lady Michelle Obama will be in Toronto this morning to speak about education and equality for girls and women around the world at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada.

Later in the day, former vice-president Joe Biden will be the headline speaker for a conference called The Art of Leadership, which will also be held in Montreal on Wednesday.

The Obama-Biden visits are the latest in a string of trips north by well-known American politicians.

Former Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was in Montreal last month to promote her new book. She also spoke in Toronto in September and is scheduled to speak in Vancouver on Dec. 13.

Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, also visited Montreal last month to discuss the Canada-U.S. relationship with former prime minister Jean Chretien and U.S Senator Bernie Sanders was at the University of Toronto last month to heap praise on Canada’s health care system.