Obama will be visiting our neighbor to the north today. It’s aboot time we had a president other countries are happy to see, ‘eh?
Obama goes to Canada on Thursday for his first foreign visit as president. It will be short, about six hours long. He is not staying for dinner.
But he will meet with Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a working lunch and a joint news conference. He will also meet briefly with Liberal opposition leader Michael Ignatieff at the airport before he leaves.
“If he’s here five hours or five minutes he’s welcome on Canadian territory,” Ignatieff said. “We hope this is the first of many visits.”