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OfflineDreamer987
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Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election
    #3332278 - 11/08/04 06:53 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Americans Flock to Canada's Immigration Web Site

Fri Nov 5, 2:22 PM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters


By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) - 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 Bush (news - web sites)'s election win this week.



"When we looked at the first day after the election, Nov. 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.


Would-be immigrants to Canada can apply to become permanent resident, a process that often takes a year. The other main way to move north on a long-term basis is to find a job, which requires a work permit.


But please spare the sob stories.


Asked whether an applicant would be looked upon more sympathetically if they claimed to be a sad Democrat seeking to escape four more years of Bush, Iadinardi replied: "There would be no weight given to statements of feelings."


Canada is one of the few major nations with an large-scale immigration policy. Ottawa is seeking to attract between 220,000 and 240,000 newcomers next year.


"Let's face it, we have a population of a little over 32 million and we definitely need permanent residents to come to Canada," said Iadinardi. "If we could meet (the 2005) target and go above it, the more the merrier."


But right now it is too early to say whether the increased interest will result in more applications.


"There is no unusual activity occurring at our visa missions (in the United States). Having someone who intends to come to Canada is not the same as someone actually putting in an application," said Iadinardi.


"We'll only find out whether there has been an increase in applications in six months."


The waiting time to become a citizen is shorter for people married to Canadians, which prompted the birth of a satirical Web site called www.marryanamerican.ca.


The idea of increased immigration by unhappy Americans is triggering some amusement in Canada. Commentator Thane Burnett of the Ottawa Sun newspaper wrote a tongue-in-cheek guide to would-be new citizens on Friday.


"As Canadians, you'll have to learn to embrace and use all the products and culture of Americans, while bad-mouthing their way of life," he said


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3332349 - 11/08/04 07:39 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I hope it isnt just sad left wing americans that are fleeing to Canada. That would be depressing.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: AaronEvil]
    #3332377 - 11/08/04 08:01 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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I hope it isnt just sad left wing americans that are fleeing to Canada. That would be depressing.





why? sounds nice to me.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3332401 - 11/08/04 08:13 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

here

Fri, November 5, 2004
Joining's easy, eh
Despite that War of 1812 thing Thane Burnett says the states that voted Democrat can join us
By THANE BURNETT -- For the Toronto Sun

Memo to: The Unhappy States of America.

Re: Your application for adoption by Canada.

Thank you for your interest in becoming us.

I'm pleased to say that during a regular meeting of all Canadians held at Tim Hortons doughnut shops last night, almost everyone in our country voted in favour of your wish to "cede" to us -- some thought that word may be sexual, others were still upset about that whole War of 1812 thing, and at least a half a dozen ballots were ruined when coffee was spilled pulling out of the drive-through.

Though the number in your party is far smaller than expected before last Tuesday's presidential election, we do, however, have strict rules for becoming citizens of Canada.

For those blue, disillusioned democrat states, it will involve hard work. A full investigation. No lawyers. Polite questions.

At least 15 minutes. And a one-time only full cavity search by a young Canadian border guard who initially was going to vote against your adoption.

Complete the requirements below, including a standard "So You Wanna Be A Canuck?" questionnaire. Note the small print about not accepting David Hasselhoff, any tarty Hilton sister or Carrot Top the comic. Before your new terrorist-proof passports can be mailed, your football fields have to be made longer but your list of holidays made shorter.

Canadian Tire currency

Immediately direct your fast-food clerks to accept the word "pop," when a customer orders a soft drink. From this day forward, all said "pop" must be made with good-for-you sugar, rather than corn syrup, which has made most south of our previously existing border happy and fat.

Our common currency will become Canadian Tire cash.

Turn your headlights on in the day, but take your shoes off before you walk into someone's house. Don't mix the two up.

Expect to now live longer than your former countrymen -- it's the sugar that keeps us going.

The word you're trying to pronounce is "about" -- not "abowt."

The drinking age of 21 will be lowered to the Canadian 19, so that we may quickly begin to breed new, heartier generations better able to cope with the increased alcohol content of Canadian beer.

Put down the gun -- the word "pissed" means we're just once again drunk, not, as you believe, angry.

While your Smithsonian, the Museum of Natural History and Broadway sound, yawn, interesting, you may want to reprint your new Canadian tourist brochures -- in three languages; English, French and American -- with more appropriate spots like Joe's field of scarecrows in Cape Breton and a flying saucer in Moonbeam, Ont.

When you talk culture my friend, you're talking the world's largest hockey stick and puck in Duncan, B.C.

As Canadians, you will be expected to eat more Kraft Dinner than you're used to.

All-dressed chips are our space food.

You will, from this point on, pretend that Wal-Mart is a Canadian company.

From now on, you will no longer have to disguise Canadian landmarks while filming American movies.

Tell your children -- that last letter is 'zed.'

As Canadians, you'll have to learn to embrace and use all the products and culture of Americans, while publicly bad-mouthing their way of life.

Relax. "Boxing Day" is not what it sounds like.

Neither is a "Robertson screw."

As you know, none of these changes will effect most NHL hockey players in your states, since they're already Canadian.

Skill-testing questions

Now, fellow northern countrymen, please answer these few skill-testing questions, to complete the process of becoming full fledged citizens. Wow, it really is that easy.

(1) What are Smarties?

(2) Why is it okay to boast, "Look at me, I have 'Roots' stuck to my forehead?"

(3) Name two things Natasha Henstridge and Pamela Anderson have in common.

(4) Colin Mochrie is funnier than Wayne Brady because ...

(5) Is Jos. Louis a flaky cake or a boxing champ?

(6) If you're in Newfoundland, and ask the quickest way to "Dildo," where would they tell you to go?

(7) Explain our Senate. To the rest of us.

(8) Excluding question No. 3, what's a double-double?

(9) We invented instant potatoes. Why again?

(10) What's the correct, complete version of the Canadian national anthem (a trick question, since there's no such thing).

One more thing -- don't worry about losing Florida. Canadians it.

Thank you for not simply taking us over, as we always expected you would;

Sincerely,

Your new Prime Minister, William Shatner


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: trendal]
    #3332428 - 11/08/04 08:28 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

id rather just secede with the cascadia confederacy. damn lincoln!


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: trendal]
    #3333023 - 11/08/04 01:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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trendal said:

Thank you for not simply taking us over, as we always expected you would;






Not going to happen as long as the US is under Republican Rule. If the US took us over, they would have to let us vote, and No self respecting Canadian would ever vote republican and let them screw with our rights and freedoms.
The counrty would be Democrats forever.
The entire US population voting system is based on fear and war. Don't believe me? Just watch the difference between Canadian and US newscasts.

To everyone who voted Republican... have an interesting 4 more years, you deserve it.
To everyone who voted Democrat... my deepest sympathies.

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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Shdwstr]
    #3334154 - 11/08/04 08:31 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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If the US took us over, they would have to let us vote,




Just like the Phillipinos.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: phi1618]
    #3334455 - 11/08/04 09:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

not to make a huge thing outa this little point but if USA took over canada we would be the blacks, or the women, of the 19/20th century. doubt we would eb able to vote.

i hope we dont get a flood of americans up here...all we need is some even more than usual pissed off tourists trying to live here. be a touchy year.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: kadakuda]
    #3334563 - 11/08/04 10:16 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Oh boy. Some trouble making Americans are coming to your country. I hope they wreck it.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3334566 - 11/08/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Good. Get the hell out of here you damned babies!


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Great_Satan]
    #3334572 - 11/08/04 10:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

already have.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: kadakuda]
    #3334587 - 11/08/04 10:28 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Bro the candians fucked it up themselves with that load of socialist bullshit that is slowly destroying the country. Fucking canucks :p


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: d33p]
    #3334984 - 11/08/04 11:48 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

too right, our attitude sucks. so lets shoot em with this.

twice.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: kadakuda]
    #3335590 - 11/09/04 02:03 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

cool.  this means mortgage rates are gonna go down again..

think i'll buy me a home..


:laugh:


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: ricyjo]
    #3335801 - 11/09/04 03:20 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

man this news is at hella message boards.
I didnt vote, but I'm a democrate.
Canada will not be happy with this i'm sure.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: kadakuda]
    #3337903 - 11/09/04 05:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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kadakuda said:
too right, our attitude sucks.  so lets shoot em with this.

twice.





hey bro guess where i was born and lived the first part of my life. Guess where i have citizenship.  :shocked:


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Shdwstr]
    #3337999 - 11/09/04 05:56 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Shdwstr said:
Quote:

trendal said:

Thank you for not simply taking us over, as we always expected you would;






Not going to happen as long as the US is under Republican Rule. If the US took us over, they would have to let us vote, and No self respecting Canadian would ever vote republican and let them screw with our rights and freedoms.
The counrty would be Democrats forever.
The entire US population voting system is based on fear and war. Don't believe me? Just watch the difference between Canadian and US newscasts.





Heheh I get the CBC! Great Programming, and the shows "This hour has 22 minutes" and "The Red Green Show" are a blast!

But you could not pay me to move there! Too Cold, Too much snow, Too Socialist, etc. But I like the news, comedies, and spore prints from Canada!

So from a man in the south (Down by Mexico) Keep you stick on the ice because mine ain't getting anywhere near the ice! :wink:


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Cyber]
    #3338120 - 11/09/04 06:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

We keep our sticks in something warm, wet and wild.
Not on the damn ice  :lol:


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: Cyber]
    #3338127 - 11/09/04 06:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

lol! you get red green and air farce down there? thats pretty cool. ive been liking cbc lately. i quite enjoy passionate eye and fifth estate. you ever get the passionate eye about the author who did bush jr's biography? that was an interesting show. but i wouldnt be surprised if it was held off us tv like the book was at first.

d33p...the country doesnt raise the boy, just pools them all into a nice big generalization.


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Re: Canada Imigration website flooded after Re-Election [Re: kadakuda]
    #3338160 - 11/09/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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kadakuda said:
d33p...the country doesnt raise the boy, just pools them all into a nice big generalization.





:lol: you implied all of canada shares your views and that i therefore wanted to kill them. I disagred, its just that simple.


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