Our neighbors north of the 49th Parallel are working on welcoming soon to be President Barack Obama. They are working on a project to give him an idea of what the real Canada is all about. Read about it below.

Our Canadian neighbors are coming up with a rather unique way to welcome U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to the presidency. According to some (assuming ALL Canadians don’t think alike), they are very happy that he won the presidential campaign. CBC Radio 2 has launched ’49 Songs from North of the 49th Parallel’.

The project is intended to let Canadians welcome Obama by giving him an idea of what life is like north of the border. Off the top of my head, I don’t know if Obama has ever been to Canada or not. I believe that we can all agree that his experience is rather limited and therefore its obviously a great idea for the Canadians to help him out a little. Hopefully, this initiative will help him get to know a little bit about Canada.

The notoriously liberal leaning CBC is holding a contest, asking listeners to send in song selections that are felt to represent Canada in the best possible light. The list, Obama’s Zune, will be culled down to 49 songs that will be presented to Obama as the best that those north of the 49th parallel has to offer.

The 49th parallel is generally considered to be the border dividing the United States and Canada. The parallel forms part of the border. It runs from British Columbia to Manitoba on the Canadian side and from Washington to Minnesota on the U.S. side. It became the international border as a result of the Anglo-American Convention of 1818 and the Oregon Treaty of 1846.

49th Parallel – Video
Hymns of the 49th Parallel – KD Lang