Last year the New Yorker wrote an amusing ‘Welcome to Canada’ message for Americans fleeing northward in lieu of Donald Trump’s potential election as President of the United States.
Turns out Cape Breton, Nova Scotia is ready to embrace political refugees from South of the Border with open arms.
‘Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins‘ was launched yesterday to encourage Americans dismayed by the outcome of their fragile democracy to “get the hell out of there [and move] to Cape Breton Island,” one of Canada’s most stunning natural sites.
A radio DJ from Sydney, N.S. started the website to promote the area as a place where “women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only ‘walls’ are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.”
Sounds like paradise compared to whatever hell The Donald will summon should he barrel his way into the White House.
Not only will Americans be able to experience the often-touted yet ever-elusive freedom that apparently makes it the best country in the world, Cape Breton will also reap economic benefits from the newcomers. The island, which is about the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island, is currently experiencing “a bit of a population problem.”
The bit of a jobs problem that will follow can be dealt with later.
For now, fellow Americans, just know “you belong here on Cape Breton Island, where health care is free, you know your neighbours and they look out for you, and nobody has a hand gun.”