Canadian Island lures anti-Trump tourists
Ivan C. Potter
One of the more amazing aspects of American politics for 2016 is the intense interest that foreigners have for the outcome of our Presidential race. A good example of this is the story of how a small Island in Canada is making plans for a major increase in tourism from America.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, some 450 miles from Maine has created a new tourism campaign built around the assumption that Donald Trump will be elected as the next American President. A new local website has been created on the island to encourage those in America who may want to leave the country if Donald Trump, does in fact, become the next U.S. President.
Mary Tulle, President and CEO of Destination Cape Breton, discussed recently how this new web site has impacted her office. "We have pretty much done our entire year of [web] traffic in about five days, "We are surprised, and pleased, to see the open invitation to prospective residents "explode the way it has."
Tulle has been helped with her cause of increased tourism for the island from a local resident, Rob Calabrese. He designed and created the website.
"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, who said the island has lost large population in recent years, mainly due to declining jobs in coal and manufacturing industries. We need more people here."
"Don't wait until Donald Trump is elected president to find somewhere else to live!" the website's home page originally read. "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.
These Canadians raise an interesting question: Where will all the progressive liberal Democrats go to if Trump becomes the next President and Commander-In-Chief?