U2’s lead singer and activist Bono visited the Canadian Parliament and Prime Minister in Ottawa on Monday (June 15).
Bono and the band performed in Montreal over the weekend, and were able to meet with PM Stephen Harper, as well as leaders of the opposition, to discuss foreign aid and development policy. [image type=”rounded” float=”left” src=”https:rockmyworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/u2-oscars-09billboard-650.jpg” alt=”U2″]Local news source The Star, reported Bono said that “the world needs more Canada”, adding: “Development assistance, or foreign aid as you call it here, is a really good way of showing who you are to the rest of the world”.
President of World Vision Canada, Michael Messenger said of the visit: “It’s my hope that Bono’s visit will boost Canadian awareness and engagement on international development priorities. Today’s discussions underscore that we cannot work alone – success and innovation happen when we’re all at the table, committed to improving the lives of children.”
During the bands performance U2 dedicated the song ‘One’ to Arcade Fire during their Montreal gig on June 13. This was the band’s second show in the city and took place at the Bell Centre venue. Arcade Fire’s Règine Chassagne and Win Butler were both in attendance at the gig.
U2’s current tour continues on Tuesday (June 16) with the third of four gigs in Montreal. The band heads the UK on October 25, kicking off the British leg of the tour with six nights at London’s O2 Arena.
U2 will play:
London O2 Arena (October 25, 26, 29, 30)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 6, 7)
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