Super Tuesday tradition: Americans threaten they'll 'move to Canada'

In what has become a long-standing tradition, Americans are once again threatening to “move to Canada” if a candidate they despise wins the U.S.

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It’s unclear how many Americans actually follow through on such threats, but here are some numbers. Canada saw a 20 per cent year-over-year increase in new residents from the U.S. in 2005, the year after Republican George Bush won re-election.

That was followed by a 12 per cent decrease in Americans relocating to Canada after Barack Obama’s first win in 2009, and an 8 per cent increase in the year after Obama’s re-election.

Some of those new potential immigrants are worried about a Hillary Clinton presidency. Others are concerned Donald Trump will take the White House. Some, apparently, can’t stomach either.

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency I'm moving to Canada

— Caroline Wickham (@CarolineWickha2) March 2, 2016

If Donald Trump becomes president I'm moving to Canada

— Maddie Beasley (@MaddsB_) March 2, 2016

I swear I'm moving to Canada if it comes down to Trump and Hillary

— Keegan (@vKEEGANv) March 2, 2016

Rubio I believe in you. Bernie I believe in you. But I'm still moving to Canada either way I'm giving up on America

— sisternature (@TaySHarvs) March 2, 2016

Among those worried about Trump becoming president are a Muslim man and a Latino woman.

I'm moving to Canada if Trump is elected. They love Muslims ?

— Nader (@BonsaiSky) March 1, 2016

If Trump wins I'm moving to Canada. Are Canadians cool with Hispanics ?

— Melissa (@Miley_Lo) March 2, 2016

Of course, Canada isn’t the only country Americans are threatening with immigration.

If trump becomes president I'm moving to Canada or Thailand ?

— Ticha (teesha) (@Trippyticha) March 2, 2016

This one kid said if Donald Trump becomes president, shes moving to Canada then the other kid said shes moving to Germany

— Tamarian (@SK1NNYM1NNY) March 2, 2016

Many Canadians welcome them, including a Toronto-area real estate agent.

@consideratehs welcome to Canada we have maple syrup and free healthcare

— hey im here (@haznlou69) March 2, 2016

If Trump becomes president Americans are more than welcome to come to Canada I have room in my shed and poutine for all

— kaly ? (@thigheskink) March 2, 2016

@theajthomas if you're moving to Canada I'm your gal. #clientsfirst#kmclaughlinhomes#LoveMyClients

— Katherine McLaughlin (@RealtyKate) March 2, 2016

Not everyone is coming purely for political reasons, however.

Taco Bells in Canada have Cheetos crunchwrap sliders...

I'm moving to Canada. pic.twitter.com/k6sfU8d1Cn

— Dan Palmer (@Daniel__Palmer) March 1, 2016


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