Canadian Island Launches ‘Move Here if Trump Wins’ Campaign to Americans

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By Claire Bernish at theantimedia.org

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Canada’s Cape Breton Island has become the unofficial escape option for their neighbors to the south should Donald Trump manage to be elected the next president of the United States. A website promoting the plan greets visitors with the following:

“Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”

What began as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek jab at the surprising support for the brash, xenophobic, and oddly anti-Iraq war billionaire candidate, the website Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins quickly garnered over 10,00 hits — and a number of serious inquiries.

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Local radio DJ Rob Calabrese, who created the site, told CTV Atlantic“There are millions of people on this continent who, if they knew about the lifestyle here on Cape Breton, they would think, ‘This is for me.’”

According to the website, Cape Breton is experiencing a population decline and would therefore welcome newcomers with open arms. Prominently mentioned among reasons to consider this move to the island on Canada’s eastern coast are state-sponsored healthcare, diversity, weather comparable to New York City, “the most affordable housing market in North America,” and — though unmentioned — no Donald Trump.

A link on Calabrese’s site directs visitors to the site for Cape Breton Island tourism; and Destination Cape Breton CEO Mary Tulle said the link had resulted in more than 2,000 hits on Tuesday, alone — originating from Delaware, Oregon, Texas, and other states around the U.S.

Though Calabrese didn’t necessarily intend to create a flurry of interest in Cape Breton, he explained he will do his best to help those with serious questions about the move — including several concerning the process for legal immigration he’s already received. And he understands why people in the U.S. might be making escape arrangements at the prospect of Trump taking over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As he explained:

“It’s scary. I know I wouldn’t want to live in a country where he’s leader.”


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22 COMMENTS

    • Actually it’s a lot more than that right now. I am in Nova Scotia and we all got a giggle out of that site when it first launched. But you wouldn’t believe the hits and the calls to Canada about moving here. We are talking millions. This province is hurting for people as many moved west for work.

    • I don’t want idiot Americans in my country. I petition that we build a wall along the boarder of Canada and the US of A and make the dirty Americans pay for it!

  1. WOOHOO!!! Thank you so much!!!! Canada here we come!! I’m looking forward to the beautiful scenery and crisp clean air!!

    I’m also Looking forward to the 2.7B Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Production you’ve committed, and the Aggressive increase and long term plans in Tar Sand Extraction!!!

    Wait…. is Cape Breton Island excluded from the TPP and TTIP that Trudeau openly said he would not challenge???!!! DANG… 🙁

    Silly Canadians. If you or any other Country thinks your not subject to the Global Corruption, of Corporate Power that undermines all governments then you really are as silly and naive as your CLEVER You Tube videos about the upcoming US elections.

    We Silly Americans too thought we were better than other governments and countrues. And we too thought we had a “new” leader to bring change for good.

    Trudeau = Obama.

    Any President or Primer Minister = Mercy to the rule of Corporate Interest.

    (TPP) Trans Pacific Partnership, (TTIP)Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement. That’s the problem. Yes American Government leads the way in passing and perpetuating them, but don’t be blind and think Canada doesn’t promptly fall in line.

    If I’m not mistaken, Canada is fully on board and Mercy to all of these agreements and policies, following right behind America as we give up our ability to govern from within and protect the interest of the people, to the bureaucracy of Corporate Interest and their now unprecedented ability to de-regulate all commerce.

    But I will admit my dear Canadian neighbors. The scenery is very nice up there!!!!! I look forward to your warm welcome!!!! 🙂

  2. What a load of bull shit! This has nothing to do with welcoming Americans to Canada, this is pure propaganda put out by our governments just to enrage the people of both countries against each other. I am Canadian by birth and my “government” is as much a part of the NWO and the disgusting “elites” as is the American government. Both governments are a corrupt and treasonous bunch of bastards and they should all be charged as such. We must stick together and not let THEM turn us into enemies!!!

  3. What a load of bull shit. Americans are welcome in Canada, they always have been, they are our neighbours. This is pure propaganda put out by our governments trying to get us to turn against each other. To engineer even more mass chaos (the refugees were the beginning). Our Canadian government is as much a part of the NWO as is the American government. They are both a bunch of corrupt, treasonous bastards and should be charged as such. Please don’t let them turn us into enemies, because we are not. If we are to stop the NWO, FEMA camps and world depopulation, we need to stand together. Stay safe and strong my American neighbours!

  4. Please keep ‘Muricans out. You are not refugees and you are not culturally willing to accept our Canadian way of living. You will ruin a beautiful piece of Canadiana.

  5. I’m a Canadian living in Nova Scotia but I was raised in the US. I personally would welcome Americans to Canada. Most of them are good people. I think those who say they don’t want Americans here should be careful. The way things are going in this country right now, we could be asking to move there.

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