What to do when you don’t agree with the election outcome?

Why, you move, of course:

The number of U.S. citizens visiting Canada’s main immigration Web site has shot up six-fold as Americans flirt with the idea of abandoning their homeland after President George W. Bush’s election win this week.

“When we looked at the first day after the election, November 3, our Web site hit a new high, almost double the previous record high,” immigration ministry spokeswoman Maria Iadinardi said on Friday.

On an average day some 20,000 people in the United States log onto the Web site, www.cic.gc.ca — a figure which rocketed to 115,016 on Wednesday. The number of U.S. visits settled down to 65,803 on Thursday, still well above the norm.

Bush’s victory sparked speculation that disconsolate Democrats and others might decide to start a new life in Canada, a land that tilts more to the left than the United States.

This is amazing. Abandon your country because you disagree with the outcome of the elections. Don’t stay here and fight for what you believe is right. Just move and “hope” things get better in four years.


More: Robert Redford is moving to Ireland in protest. Aww.

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