There has been a claim circling the internet that after Donald Trump’s historic electoral win, Canada received upwards of 10 million immigration applications. However, it doesn’t look like it’s true…
There has been a claim circling the internet that after Donald Trump’s historic electoral win, Canada received upwards of 10 million immigration applications.
The origin of this statement comes from the Global Sun website, who posted that after the unexpected victory of Donald Trump, in the U.S. presidential election, millions of Americans applied to immigrate to our friendly Canadian borders:
“Justin Trudeau made a shocking announcement this morning saying that the Canadian government so far has received about 11.5 million immigration applications from American residents wishing to move into the cold north (we’re sure you can guess why). He then proceeded to say that ‘although Canada as a nation sadly will not be able to accept all applications, we will most likely ease our immigration rules to assist our fellow Americans’. ” Read More at
However, there seems to be some debate as to whether or not Trudeau actually made these statements. American fact checking website Snopes.com is refuting that this statement was ever made by Trudeau and highlights the fact that the Global Sun is a comedy website and people need to check their facts…
“Trudeau has made no such statement on record that we could locate, and a quick look at the Global Sun’s web site clarifies that it is a fake news publication. Other headlines on the page include: “Donald Trump Drops Out of Campaign, Claims ‘Joke Has Gone Too Far'” and “Flying Drone with Chainsaw Attacks Children at Park. It was widely reported, however, that the official Canadian government web site explaining how to move to that country crashed due to a traffic overload upon news that Donald Trump had won the 8 November 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
With everything that’s going on with the election and the proliferation of social media, one thing is important to note. Look closely at the sources where you are getting your information, with thousands of news outlets covering the election there is sure to be some misreporting.
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