Thursday, August 2, 2007

Americans move to Canada in record numbers.

According to news reports,Americans are moving to Canada in record numbers....reaching a 30 year high last year.The number of Americans accepted in Canada reached 10,942 in 2006, almost double the number admitted in 2000.That hasn't happened since the 1970s, when the U.S. was experiencing political turmoil. From 1970 through 1974, Canada was admitting between about 22,000 and 26,000 Americans a year, many of them draft dodgers from the Vietnam war.

I came across the story yesterday on the abc news website.For some reason, I can't access the story on their website today. Fortunately, I snagged this photo yesterday.I was able to access the story on different sites, but they lack the same editorial comments as the abc version.
By contrast, the number of Canadians admitted to the United States in 2006 dropped sharply from the previous year, falling to 23,913 from 29,930.

Naturally, the abc story placed the reason for the increase on George Bush and his political policies.That seems a bit odd to me.If Americans are leaving the US for Canada because of Bush, it makes little sense that they emigrate towards the end of his administration.If he's their problem....he'll be gone soon enough.

The Edmonton Journal version of the story mentions that the Americans moving to Canada are highly educated.The article says nothing about the educational level of the 23,913 Canadians moving here.

Will these disgruntled Americans be coming back should Hillary because President? I hope we never know the answer to that.

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