A Canadian island is using Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s potential victory as a way to fix “a bit of a population problem.”
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, which is “the same size as the Hawaiian Big Island” and has winters that are “very similar to the Northeast USA,” posted the following message to a website created by DJ Rob Calabrese of 101.9 The Giant in Sydney, N.S.:
Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!
Don’t wait until Donald Trump is elected president to find somewhere else to live! Start now, that way, on election day, you just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only ‘walls’ are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.
Some of the attractions featured on Cape Breton Island’s official website are the Celtic Colours International Festival, the annual Vince Ryan Memorial Hockey Tournament–which features over over 160 male and female hockey teams from across Canada and the U.S.–and… seafood!
“We need people [and] we need you! This is not a joke! See for yourself – you belong here on Cape Breton Island, where healthcare is free, you know your neighbors and they look out for you and nobody has a hand gun,” the site writes.
An article in Canada’s Metro News indicates that the country’s population estimates indicated there were 100,823 residents living there as of July 1, 2013. An exodus of the nation’s millennial-aged population has contributed to this need to bring more people in.
The island even created a promotional video on YouTube, which features long windy roads set atop a rocky mountain and across the backdrop of an ocean while Celtic music plays in the background.