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article imageOp-Ed: Canada tightens border security in case Romney wins

By Sherene Chen-See     Oct 10, 2012 in Politics
Ottawa - Barack Obama may be losing ground to Mitt Romney so, just in case there is an exodus of Americans seeking socialized health care after the election, Canada is tightening its borders.
Romney appears to have some disdain for the lower 47 percent of Americans, and he is also threatening to undo much of the work that has been put into Obama-care. For some reason, due largely it seems to one lousy debate, Romney is showing strongly in the polls. As a result, there has been an 'increase in chatter' indicating that a significant number of Americans may attempt to immigrate illegally into Canada after the election.
“We’ve been intercepting troubling comments from some very freaked-out people,” said Randolph McTavish, Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
As reported in The New Yorker's Borowitz report,* McTavish announced today that Canada is increasing security along the US-Canadian border. The RCMP will be patrolling every kilometre of the border.
McTavish also warned Americans not to try to sneak across the border and pretend to be Canadian, as it is not that easy to keep up the facade. "It is very difficult, if not impossible, to pretend to like hockey," he joked.
McTavish was sympathetic to Americans who want to experience life in Canada, including its socialized medical system. However, he added, "At the end of the day, 47 percent of Americans is more than Canada can handle."
*The Borowitz Report is a satirical publication.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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