Canadian island recruits Trump refugees to restore its population

Canadian island recruits Trump refugees to restore its population

Well, technically, Cape Breton welcomes everybody.  But the pitch is focused on Americans who might want to flee the country if Trump gets elected.

The polls suggest today that that’s unlikely.  Hillary is still beating Trump head-to-head in national polls.  But in this election year, all bets are off.  Raven-Symoné should definitely keep her “aspirations” scrapbook updated.

The one complaint I have is that the Cape Breton pitch is coy about how much that lakeside homestead will actually go for.  Here’s the promising opener:


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I am humbled.  I am just a regular guy who started this as a way to get people to see what we have here on Cape Breton Island, and I am so happy that so many of you have come to learn more.  But the truth is, we welcome all, no matter who you support, be it Democrat, Republican or Donald Trump.  I hope you will stay and learn more about our island, and this summer I hope to see you here in Cape Breton.

We are an island about the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island, on the East Coast of Canada.  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.  We need you!

Now, I will admit, there’s a slight whiff about this of the scene in the Goldie Hawn movie Private Benjamin, when the Army recruiter tries to sell an overwrought Judy Benjamin on the fantasy Army with the waterfront condos and the yachts.

But hey, it worked.  For more of the Cape Breton pitch, see the “Cape Breton If Trump Wins” website here. (H/t: Fox 5 NY)

Who wouldn't want to add to the population here? (Image: Courtesy
Who wouldn’t want to add to the population here? (Image: Courtesy


J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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