04/23/2019 10:40 EDT | Updated 04/23/2019 11:32 EDT

Barack Obama Is Coming To Ottawa Next Month

The former U.S. president was in Calgary earlier this year.

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Former U.S. Barack Obama is seen here on June 29, 2016, which is the last time he was in Ottawa.

OTTAWA — Former U.S. president Barack Obama is set to visit the nation's capital next month for a question-and-answer session.

The event, hosted by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020, will be at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on May 31.

Canada 2020 chairman Tom Pitfield says Obama is a "generation-defining political leader" and an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Tickets for the event start at $75, the think-tank says.

Since Obama's presidency ended in January 2017, he's become a big name on the paid speaking circuit, and appeared at a similar event in Calgary in March.

In 2016, as president, he addressed Parliament and received a standing ovation and cheers in the House of Commons.

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