Michelle Obama in a conference in Montreal on Monday

News 5 February, 2018
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    Monday, 5 February 2018 14:35

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    MONTREAL | After visits caught the eye of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, it was the turn of Michelle Obama to bring to Montreal the time of a conference, Monday.

    The former first lady of the United States, which has benefited from his eight years in the White House to implement initiatives to fight obesity, support veterans and promote education, deliver a speech at 18: 30.

    The speech will be followed by a conversation moderated by Sévrine Labelle, the president and ceo of Femmessor Quebec.

    Important means of security, equivalent to what one might find in an airport, will be deployed to ensure the protection of the former first lady, said the Chamber of commerce of metropolitan Montreal, which is organizing the event in the part of the Leaders series, international Bell.

    Tickets to attend the conference had been put on sale in December at prices ranging between $ 50 and of $ 395 (plus tax) per person, while tables for 10 persons are available at prices up to 9500 $. All the tickets have been sold.

    The former u.s. president Barack Obama preceded his wife in the metropolis in June 2017. The ex-candidate democratic presidential, and secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also arrested in Montreal in October to promote her book What Happened.