Canada immigration website appears to crash as Trump lead grows

Published: November 9, 2016
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Trump supporters celebrate as election returs come in at Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night rally in Manhattan, New York, US, November 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Trump supporters celebrate as election returs come in at Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night rally in Manhattan, New York, US, November 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

TORONTO: Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for the White House.

Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major states and his prospects for winning the US presidency turned markedly higher.

Some users in the United States, Canada and Asia saw an internal serve error message when trying to access the www.cic.gc.ca website.

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Officials for the ministry could not immediately be reached for comment, but the website’s problems were noted by many on Twitter.

After some Americans, often jokingly, said would move to Canada if Trump was elected, the idea has been taken up by some Canadian communities. In February, the island of Cape Breton on Canada’s Atlantic coast marketed itself as a tranquil refuge for Americans seeking to escape should Trump capture the White House.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Nov 9, 2016 - 11:29AM

    I dont see any need for such paranoia . once DT comes he has to rule by the constitution . he’s not a despot or a monarch . its a democracy remember.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Nov 9, 2016 - 12:48PM

    Things cant be that bad . just give some time to DT to adjust to his new position of working within limits of the constitution . Heres to a New Dawn.Recommend

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