- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Canadian island is offering Americans asylum should Republican front-runner Donald Trump win the 2016 election. 

“Hi Americans!” a statement on a tourism website for Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, reads. “Donald Trump may become the next 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?” 

The tourism site was reportedly set up by Canadian radio host Rob Calabrese to offer Americans a back up plan if they are serious about moving away, Mediaite reported

“Don’t wait until Election Day to find somewhere else to live!” the website statement continues. 

“Start now — that way, on Election Day, you just hop on a bus to start 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.”

The tourism site explains why Cape Breton is an ideal choice for Americans seeking a reprieve from Mr. Trump’s policies.

“We are an island about the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island on the east coast of Canada,” its statement reads. “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 [and] we need you! This is not a joke! See for yourself – you belong here on Cape Breton Island, where healthcare is free, you know your neighbors and they look out for you and nobody has a hand gun.”

The site also boasts of Cape Breton’s rich cultural diversity — and comfortable climate.  

“In Cape Breton, we value diversity,” its tourism site reads. “Here, you can hear a number of other languages, like French and Mi’kmaq, even Gaelic! But everybody speaks English, too, just like you.

“Yes, this is Canada, but Cape Breton isn’t frozen all year round! Our summers are delightful with highs in the 80-degree range. Winters here are very similar to the Northeast USA.”

 

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