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Unhappy Americans Must Wait to Get Into Canada

Unhappy Democrats Must Wait to Get Into Canada

David Ljunggren, Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) — Disgruntled Democrats seeking a safe Canadian haven
after President Bush won Tuesday's election should not pack their bags
just yet.

Canadian officials made clear on Wednesday that any U.S. citizens so fed
up with Bush that they want to make a fresh start up north would have to
stand in line like any other would-be immigrants — a wait that can take
up to a year."Let me tell you — if they're hard-working honest people, there's a
process, and let them apply," Immigration Minister Judy Sgro told Reuters.

Asked whether American applicants would get special treatment, she
replied: "No, they'll join the crowd like all the other people who want to
come to Canada."

There are anywhere from 600,000 to a million Americans living in Canada,
which leans more to the left than the United States and has traditionally
favored the Democrats over the Republicans.