Good news for all the Trump-fearing Americans. If Donald Trump is elected president, you are invited to move to the Canadian Island of Cape Breton!
A new website called Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins was launched on Monday, and is encouraging United States citizens to move to the island, located in Nova Scotia, Canada, if Trump wins the election.
“We welcome all, no matter who you support, be it Democrat, Republican or Donald Trump,” the website’s homepage reads.
“Don’t wait until Donald Trump is elected president to find somewhere else to live! Start now, that way, on election day, you just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women are legally able to choose an abortion, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only ‘walls’ are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.”
Along with the abortion options and lack of walls, the website also mentions that Cape Breton, which is the approximately the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island, residents receive free health care and have no handguns.
“This is not a joke!” the site reads. “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!”
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Although the island’s official tourism agency wasn’t responsible for creating the website, the CEO of Destination Cape Breton is excited about the positive attention the website is bringing to the island.
“We have pretty much done our entire year of [web] traffic in about five days,” Tulle said, adding that she was excited to see the invitation “explode the way it has,” and they have already received 50,000 U.S. inquiries on their website since Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins was launched.
According to Time, Rob Calabrese, a 39-year-old resident of the Cape Breton, created the website in hopes of promoting the island.
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“I already told people, ‘If you move here, you’re going to have a great barbecue in my backyard this summer with lobster tails, scallops and the whole thing,'” said Calabrese. “We’ll find a bigger venue if need be. We need more people here.”
Calabrese said he has been contacted by quite a few people since he launched the website, including a professor at Cornell University. He said every person he had talked to has had genuine questions about possibly immigrating to the Canadian island.
“They’re asking genuine questions about things like the immigration process, the economics. It’s been taken seriously by some people, which is great and not intended, but I’m going to help them out as best I can.”
— Metro Halifax (@metrohalifax) February 16, 2016
Calabrese, who is a DJ at Cape Breton radio station The Giant 101.9, said he would be happy if just one person came to Cape Breton, as the island’s population is dwindling like many others in Nova Scotia.
“Our population is shrinking,” Calabrese wrote. “A slow economy, in combination with out-migration has us on an unsustainable path. The truth is we welcome all, no matter the ideology. We have a beautiful island, a friendly people, a rich culture and a bright future. Join us here on Cape Breton Island!”
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