Thursday, August 4

Before you move to Canada: Update

In December 2004 I wrote a piece titled: Before you move to Canada

At the time there was lots of talk that many Liberals, upset about the outcome of the 04 Presidential Elections, were going to move north to Canada to escape the 'Neocons' running the country.

Like other things the left shouts off about, the threat/promise that many were going to move out of the country, this turned out to ring hallow. The Canadian Government has released statistics that for the six months after the election, not only did the number of American moving north not rise, but actually fell.
"I can only assume the Americans who checked out the Web site subsequently checked out our winter temperatures and further took note that the National Hockey League was being locked out and had second thoughts," - Toby Condliffe, Canadian chapter of Democrats Abroad
If the election results were not reason enough to move to Canada, one would think that the Supreme Court killing 'Medical Marihuana' programs in California and a couple of other 'Progressive' states and the fact that the drug is readily available in Canada would only further encourage a mass migration north. As it turns out, not so.

This actually creates a problem for Canada which is openly welcoming immigrants, partly to replace those Canadians who are moving to the US. After all, if having a society compatible to Democratic ideals AND a liberal drug policy can't entice people to move from here, what will?

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