Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden --
Canada has been applauded in recent months for its decision
to lift visa requirements for Mexican 'tourists' as of December 1st.
Rather than a visa, under Trudeau's administration, Mexicans are now
only required to have a so-called Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA)
which can be purchased online for CAD $7.
As one media outlet praised, the move "provides
a stark contrast to proposed policies from the US president-elect
Donald Trump, who has said he will immediately deport between two and
three million illegal immigrants and will build a wall along the
Not surprisingly, news of the rule changes in Canada quickly
made the rounds in the migrant community with one recently-deported
Mexican nationalist declaring that "For those without documents, I think (the United States) is over. Now it's Canada's turn."
Sure enough, in just the three months since Canada's visa rules were
relaxed, the number of Mexicans interested in "vacationing" in Canada
has soared over 300%. Sure, who wouldn't want to abandon the sweltering
70 degree heat in Mexico for a relaxing vacation in the frozen tundra of
our northern neighbor in the dead of winter...it just makes sense.