A poll suggests 28% of Americans plan to say “you’re fired” to their home country and make their way to Canada if Trump assumes power.
Some celebrities have said they’ll do the same – Lena Dunham says she’ll move to Vancouver, in fact.
Already, Americans have crashed Canada’s immigration website after large Trump victories.And now, there’s a dating website called Maple Match which includes this text on their homepage: “Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.” The site has yet to launch, but is allowing users to sign up for a waiting list.With a clever slogan like “make dating great again,” how can you resist?It’s hardly surprising that Americans are looking for creative ways to leave the country following a possible Trump presidency.In an interview with Liz Plank of Vox, he said that it was pretty common for Americans to say they were moving to Canada in election years.
But once the election happens, there’s usually not a noticeable spike in immigration.
Canadian companies are welcoming immigrant employees. And Canadian dating sites are trying to entice us to come fall in love in the Great White North.
Hopefully, Americans will resist the Canadian siren song, and instead will see welcoming, friendly Canada as a role model for what could be built here.
But it’s hard not to notice the contrast between Canada and the US in this case.
While Trump and his cronies are calling for a border wall and a banning of Muslims coming into the US, the Canadian PM is welcoming refugees with open arms.
As I’ve written before, Americans really need to stop making this idle threat.