Canadian Island Welcomes US Refugees From Trump

From Canada’s National Post:

The creator of a cheeky website that encourages Americans to move to Cape Breton before Donald Trump can be elected president says he’s been shocked by the response. The site, called “Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins,” was set up Monday by radio announcer Rob Calabrese to poke fun at the bombastic Republican and, more importantly, to spread the word about the island’s many charms.

However, Calabrese says he’s been stunned by the reaction, saying he’s received hundreds of emails from Americans, virtually all of them making serious inquiries about moving to Nova Scotia. “I’m in disbelief,” Calabrese said in an interview Wednesday from Sydney, the largest community in Cape Breton. “I wish everyone from Cape Breton could read them because they really make you proud of living here.”

The site is reportedly getting thousands of hits per hour. From its message:

Women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only ‘walls’ are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.

We are an island about the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island, on the East Coast of Canada. We always rank high on travel magazine lists of beautiful islands. But we are experiencing a bit of a population problem at the moment. We need people. We need you!

This is not a joke! See for yourself, you belong here with us 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!

The day after Dubya was reelected in 2004, I half-seriously filled out an online Canadian immigration form. As I recall, my lack of French was the largest factor in my failing score. Also not being an IT guy or a plumber, both of which were in apparent demand at the time.

(Tipped by JMG reader Wyatt)