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Moving To Canada Video: American Attempts To Become A Canadian Citizen After Obama Win

11/17/2012 05:17 EST | Updated 11/17/2012 07:00 EST

One American who vowed to move to Canada after the U.S. election tried to make good on the promise, a (totally satirical) video shows.

In a YouTube video by 'The B.S. of A. with Brian Sack,' Sack attempts to "seek asylum" in Canada for four years.

Unfortunately, a Mountie informs our neighbour that disapproval of American leadership and expressing a desire to flee isn't on our official list of "good reasons to emigrate to Canada" (next time, say you're "mad about maple" or a "highly-skilled goaltender").

In fact, as HuffPost Canada has already reported, moving from the U.S. to Canada isn't that simple. To become a Canadian citizen, one must obtain a permanent resident card, which requires skills desirable in the workforce, a plan and cash to start a business, or family ties in Canada. In addition, there are language requirements, residency requirements, a citizenship test, and in some cases a medical examination.

Don't worry, American friend, it's nothing to cry aboot. After all, we have universal health care, higher taxes, and ties to the Queen of England -- all things you hate. We just hope you took that rare Canadian one-dollar bill with you when you left -- we haven't seen one of those in ages!

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