When Donald Trump won big on Super Tuesday in the race to become the presidential contender for the Republicans in the next election, searches for "how to move to Canada" jumped well over 1,000 percent in one day.
|Perhaps the floodgates will be open and we will need to build a wall to keep Americans out — just as Trump wants a wall along the Mexican border with the U.S. to keep out Mexicans. Maybe if Trump wins, the flow will reverse itself. The idea of building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is not new:|
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin,.. has been ridiculed online since raising the idea of building a mammoth security wall along the Canada-U.S. border.Now, perhaps Canada should revive the idea to keep Americans out. A UK comedy show has a scheme that shows considerable entrepreneurial skill to fund the wall, as shown on the appended video.
To begin, there is a $75 non-refundable application fee, and another $475 non-refundable fee for the principal application for permanent residence. If you would like to bring a spouse, be ready to cough up an additional $550, also non-refundable. Have children or other family members? That will be another $150 each and, you guessed it, if your application is denied, you don’t get your money back.If you are self-employed or an entrepreneur you will need to pay a $1,050 fee for a permanent resident visa application. For a family of four you can end up paying between $1,400 and $1,975 to simply ask. Then come the costs of relocation.
“A family of four looking to relocate inside Toronto, close to transit and all the business in the city, may be looking at about $3,000 a month in rent. That's before utilities, which could cost about $200 a month extra. If you're cool with about a 2-hour commute to the city, you could find a place in Toronto's suburbs for about $1,500 a month, but because landlords are not required to pay any utilities — including heat, water or air conditioning — the costs can really rack up. And good luck if you're looking for all this without a job set up in advance."Vancouver would be just as bad. Prices might be better in Alberta now but then there are no jobs there as the province's economy is very dependent on oil production.
"Cape Breton is lovely, all times of the year. I'm not going to pick a fight with Donald Trump right now. But I'm not going to support him either, obviously. I prefer to trust that my American friends will exercise their democratic rights with a level of the wisdom of crowds that always ends up coming through in a democracy.The reality is that we will work alongside our neighbors and allies regardless of the political choices they make."Trudeau refused to say which presidential candidate he supports. He noted that in the past there have been many times when despite differences of ideologies between Canadian prime ministers and U.S. presidents, relationships have been positive and constructive.