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Times: Barack Obama and Toronto

times: After his talk in Toronto on Friday, Barack Obama pleaded for optimism, even though his own is now leavened by the recognition that progress can reverse itself, according to Toronto Star. What other option is there, really In many ways this is both the worst of times and the best of times, the 44th U.S. president said in a youth-focused talk to more than 2,000 people my estimate at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Then there are stubborn optimists. If you had to choose a moment in history to be born, and you didn't know ahead of time who you were you'd choose right now. Article Continued Below That kind of inspiring message was what a group of youngsters from Etobicoke/Rexdale had come to hear after community organizer Marcia Brown, who runs youth program Trust 15 persuaded the organizers Canada2020 for free tickets so the students being groomed for leadership would see their hero. react-text 159 Youth who listened to Barack Obama's Toronto speech Friday night said his words inspired them. This moment. ( As reported in the news.