If a Donald Trump presidency is too much to handle, then maybe it’s time to consider seeking political asylum in Canada.
Cape Breton Island offers American political refugees the chance to live in a Trump-free utopia with breathtaking views, a diverse, racist-free culture, and some of the finest sailing in the world
Radio DJ and 39-year-old Cape Breton resident Rob Calabrese launched the website offering the island as a political refuge for Americans seeking asylum from a Donald Trump presidency.
Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the president of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the h**l out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island.
The website has been a huge hit with Americans who fear a Donald Trump presidency, the site has attracted more than 50,000 visitors since it went live Monday.
“[S]tart your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely and the only walls are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.”
Most of Canada doesn’t like Donald Trump who they consider a racist bigot for his call to ban all Muslims from entering the country and his call for a wall on the Mexican border.
This is not a joke. You belong here with us on Cape Breton Island, where health care is free, you know your neighbors and they look out for you, and nobody has a handgun.
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 21, 2016
Cape Breton was ranked the number island destination in Continental North America.
The island boasts the most affordable housing market in North America, the only living Celtic community on the continent, the first carbon neutral university, and some of the best sailing in the world. Breton is also home to five reserves of the Mi’kmaq Nation and features one of the best roadtrips anywhere.
Don’t wait until Donald Trump is elected president to find somewhere else to live!
Cape Breton Island is suffering a population decline as the coal mining and steel manufacturing and oil industry jobs disappear. The area has suffered four percent population decline while the rest of Canada has experienced six percent growth.
Canada has long been a haven for political refugees from the U.S. During the Vietnam War, many deserters and draft avoiders went north to find new homes and were welcomed into Canada with open arms. Hundreds more followed during the Iraq war with less success although no refuge was deported.
In the fictional novel The Handmaid’s Tale, many Americans fearing the prospect of an overbearing and intrusive government fled to Canada to escape persecution. The country they left behind became George Orwell’s worst nightmare with its big brother-esque rule of law.
If Donald Trump does become president, Cape Breton Island is offering itself as a refuge for American asylum seekers.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 21, 2016
Trump is leading national polls with 35 percent of Republican voters backing his candidacy. He just won the South Carolina primary giving him two out three victories in early voting states.
His supporters continue to be people who are angry with the government. The next challenge for Trump is Super Tuesday where 12 states go to the polls.
Would you consider moving to Canada if Donald Trump became President of the United States?
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