These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don’t regret it

It was late into the night of the 2016 presidential election. Or was it technically the early hours of the morning after? Mark Nykanen was up watching what had not yet been made official, but was certain: Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States.

The next morning, he and his wife Lucinda Taylor woke up and knew it was time. Within a couple of hours, they made the decision. Within a couple of weeks, their house in The Dalles, Oregon, an hour and a half east of Portland, was on the market.

“I just made up my mind,” said Taylor, 56. “And as soon as I made the decision I felt safer.”

The couple is heading to Canada for political reasons – and not for the first time. In 2003, appalled by George W Bush’s order to invade Iraq, they abandoned their lives in the US for a new start in Nelson, British Columbia.

So now we have serial “Move to Canada” Americans? How convenient.

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  • Just wait until we start cracking down on MS-13. ¡Norte, mis amigos!

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Screw you hippies!

    • Bubba2 Butane

      They better be taking in a dozen Syrian re-fudgepackers before they settle in Nelson.

    • Miss Trixie

      *ugh*

      Nelson.

      Hippy heaven that time forgot.

      *shudder*

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Mark Nykanen, why does that name sound familiar?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Mark nyuk nyuk anen.

      • Bubba2 Butane

        To quote Moe, ‘A wise guy eh? I oughta moider you.’ (Cue eye poking and nose biting)

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    OT: isn’t it a shame that Margaret Atwood is too old and ugly to be kidnapped by Boko Haram?

    • mauser 98

      if so what would the ransom be?
      … Boko Haram demands no more shitty books published
      ….destroy all fake garbage awards

    • Maggat

      One can only hope.

  • roccolore

    None of them the Hollyweirdos who promised a mass exodus.

  • Why should we deal with their crap?

  • Alain

    Even for a Canadian married to an American it is far from easy to obtain landed immigrant status for the spouse, so how can these people just hop back and forth across the border according to their mood at the time? Something does not add up.

  • felis gracilis

    Didn’t Lena Dunham threaten to wash up like a bloated whale on the shores of Stanley Park if The Donald won the election? Has anyone been checking?

  • Maggat

    Certainly nothing new with this sort of a misguided exodus. I’ve had American neighbours over the years move back and forth depending on the USA political climate.
    Matter of fact I’m surprised my next door neighbour has not moved back yet to her house which is empty except for the occasional visit .

  • WalterBannon

    finally, justice for her terrorising generations of children with the threat of having to read her tedious and poorly written books