Grab your popcorn, Canada. Our neighbours south of the border are set to choose a new president, in what promises to be a historic and dramatic finish to the U.S. election.
Though we may not have a say as to whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become the 45th president, the campaign has left many of us captivated with the state of American politics and the impact the election will have here in Canada.
But, meanwhile in Canada, many of us are taking to Twitter to anxiously await the final call of the election.
— Jonathan DeMoscovaki (@JoDeMoscovaki) November 8, 2016
"Meanwhile in Canada" we are all looking forward to the end of this american Soap opera so we can go back to watching hockey and curling.
— Kurt (@pantlessfuryfan) November 8, 2016
This is the most stressful election Canada has had to go through. I'm very nervous, can't imagine how Americans are feeling. #ElectionDay
— Michelle Surette (@surettemichelle) November 8, 2016
Some are left worrying that a Trump presidency could result in a wall being built around the U.S.-Canadian border, while others wonder if they should prepare for a influx of Americans seeking Canadian citizenship.
Meanwhile in Canada, we're building an ice wall. #ElectionDay
— Jennifer (@Jenn79xo) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile in Canada… we're building a wall along the 49th Parallel (look it up!), and at Niagara Falls, Queenston Heights and Fort Erie.
— Heather R. (@sweetkeet) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile in Canada – Getting ready for the arrival of the Americans pic.twitter.com/mGvxJ8uksW
— Susie Claus ☃ (@LadySusieChmait) November 8, 2016
Throughout the campaign there has been a surge of Americans inquiring about a potential move to Canada, depending on the outcome of the election.
In March, an Ontario immigration lawyer told Global News he had been “flooded” with calls from Americans thinking about packing up and moving to Canada thanks to Trump’s ongoing success in the presidential race. And, according to Monster.com, the number of U.S. residents searching for jobs in Canada has gone up more than 50 per cent this year from last.
So, in the spirit of the election, some witty Canadians took to Twitter using the #WhatYouDoNotKnowAboutCanada hashtag to give our American friends the low down on their potential new home.
Winter starts in August and ends every June. #whatyoudonotknowaboutcanada
— Bruce (@hedseeker) November 8, 2016
The word 'aboot' does not refer to Canadian footwear #WhatYouDoNotKnowAboutCanada
— doug E. jokes (@dougEjokes) November 8, 2016
#WhatYouDoNotKnowAboutCanada to become a citizen, you gotta pass a test on the appropriate use of the word 'sorry'.
— Robin Sparkles (@_robin_sparkles) November 8, 2016
If you're unable to discern real vs artificial maple syrup in a blind taste test, your passport is revoked. #WhatYouDoNotKnowAboutCanada
— Nasty Steffani (@SnarkySteff) November 8, 2016
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