georgeob1 wrote:cicerone apparently believes
I am VERY skeptical of those who claim to "know" the inner thoughts and motives of others.
However, this latest push to relocate to Canada is by no means a new phenomenon. Americans leaving for Canada dates back all the way back to the Revolutionary War when 100,000 British loyalists fled the 13 colonies. Then there was the Underground Railroad, which brought thousands of black slaves to Canada in the 1800s.
More recently, during the Vietnam War period between 1966 and 1975, 240,000 Americans went to Canada, according to Statistics Canada. George Bush's 2004 re-election gave way to the biggest influx of Americans moving to Canada since the 1970s. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 9,612 permanent residents from the US were admitted in 2006.