Toronto Mayor Tory aims to lure U.S. tech talent with mention of ‘divisive’ politics

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by LovingTeddy, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. LovingTeddy macrumors 6502a

    LovingTeddy

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    Move to Canada, and specifically southern Ontario, to get away from “divisive” U.S. politics, Toronto Mayor John Tory plans to tell high-tech talent in California’s Silicon Valley next month.

    Tory revealed his plan to the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, according to prepared remarks for a Wednesday lunch speech touting the high-tech corridor between Kitchener and Toronto.

    The mayor said that on his April 4 to 6 trip to San Francisco and Silicon Valley he will make the case for U.S. companies and venture capital to invest in the Toronto area, especially given the low Canadian dollar.

    Tory also noted an estimated 300,000 expat Canadians work in Silicon Valley and that “more than 50 per cent of U.S. innovation is initiated by immigrants to that country and first-generation Americans.”


    “That is a huge opportunity for us to attract knowledge workers to Canada,” Tory notes.

    “We have all been watching the divisive politics happening to our south and there is growing evidence that it is causing many U.S. residents to look seriously at Canada as an option.

    “You may think I’m joking but I’m not. Just last week, Waterloo-based company Sortable put out a recruitment ad featuring Donald Trump’s face and asking the question ‘Is it time to move back to Canada?’”

    “While we’re in the U.S., we’ll be asking that same question. And we will be celebrate the diversity of our ecosystem and the fact that we have CEOs and founders of all backgrounds, both male and female.”

    Remarks about Muslims by Trump, the bombastic billionaire seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and some of his rivals, have fuelled jokes and some serious talk about moderate Americans fleeing north.

    Earlier this month, Councillor Norm Kelly pointed his huge Twitter following, which includes many Americans, to federal government instructions on how to immigrate to Canada.

    A website urging disaffected Americans to move to Cape Breton has received a lot of attention.

    Last month, amid Trump’s strong showing in Super Tuesday primary votes, Google reported that searches for “How can I move to Canada” spiked by 350 per cent in four hours.
    --------------------------------

    Donald Trump is such international joke, it is not even funny right now. This guy saying some insean comment that captures right wing groups. This guy is hateful, racist and facist.. This guys is everything opposite out norm.

    I don't even think he gets the intellectual capability to be a president. Just look at his comments.

    Anyway welcome to Canada. The peaceful and lovely country. Where the right wing here is left wing in United State. Welcome to Canada and enjoy our universal health care where you don't have to broke just to take care yourself. And welcome to Canada where immigrates are been treated equally and most importantly THERE IS NO DONALD TRUMP.
     
  2. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #2
    Yeah, those Canadians will leave their high paying jobs and the good weather all year round of Silicon Valley to go and work in Toronto. There's a reason those 300,000 came over here and not the other way around.
     
  3. Populism macrumors regular

    Populism

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2014
    #3
    I hope there's a third anti-US thread by you tonight.
     
  4. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    República Cascadia
    #4
    More political genius from drug-addled socialist Canucks.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    LovingTeddy

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #5
    LOL... Since when GOP= USA?

    More GOP craps... You must be brainwashed to death to think Canadian is socialist.

    There is socialist part in Canadian system, so is United States. Unless you want privatize everything, including public transit, national defense, road, schools... You gonna need deal with socialist parts. And we know, privatization dooes not automatically means better, sometimes it is wrose off.

    Oh, by the way, everybody is better off with universal health care. At least our follow citizens won't go bankrupt just because they are sick.
     
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #6
    If you want to post threads just for the attention, then go ahead. At least there's absurd humor somewhere in that otherwise boring collection of words.
     
  7. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    LovingTeddy

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #7

    LOL...I have hard time understanding you Republicans and Donald Trump supporter. Donald Trump should be the national shame, not the national pride. This guy is such a jerk and yet so many people blindly follows him..

    #MakeDonaldDrumpftagain... This guy is such International joke and nobody in the right mind should like him... Unless you are the mid aged white living in South with no education.
     
  8. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #8

    Go ahead and express bigoted views of the south. Trump has been into human rights all along. He gave large sums to both parties. And your Mayor will lose out on Tech talent. After Trump makes America great again. Tech jobs will no longer go to foreigners replacing existing American tech workers, who are humiliatingly forced to train their replacements under threat. Canada will fail at poaching talent.
     
  9. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #9
    lol

    This kid is just mad that those Canadians that moved here like it better here. ;)
     
  10. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #10
    I visited and loved Toronto and Montreal. My sister married a Montreal native. I look forward to revisit. :)
     
  11. webbuzz macrumors 65816

    webbuzz

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    #11
    I enjoy Montreal. Toronto, not so much.
     
  12. cfedu macrumors 65816

    cfedu

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto
    #12
    Montreal is a fun city but I would not recommend anyone live their, Toronto may not be as much fun but at least it is not a dying city. As for this thread, I'm not sure why American would move to Canada if they are already established in the USA.
     
  13. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #13
    Beg your pardon, but the quote you are attributing to Justin Trudeau is actually an interpretation (from a 4chan member) of what he said. The actual quote is this:
    You also assert the notion that he (or perhaps all of us) is/are drug-addled; please source.
     
  14. dec. Suspended

    dec.

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    #14
    That may well be - although a fellow member of the forum recently opened a somewhat interesting thread, linking to a statistic which basically stated that Canadians are "way happier" than Americans (although I also can see that some of the reasons for that happiness might be turn-offs for Americans ;) ).
     
  15. LizKat macrumors 68040

    LizKat

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains
    #15
    As much as I love the Catskills, if I won the lottery I'd be showing off my consumer power in Canada before the general elections here in November.

    Since that's not going to happen (yah, one has to play the lottery to win), I'll continue to mull my options while waiting to vote in the NYS primaries. I certainly haven't scratched Canada off the list. I'd have to learn to speak Canadian English. I think I could manage it even at my age!
     
  16. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #16
    Not sure how common is to move to Canada, but many Americans do move to other countries when they are offered a good job with higher salaries. There are many who live in Honk Kong, Japan, China, Germany, and other European countries. Part of the decision to move to these countries is to experience a different culture and lifestyle for a few years.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 24, 2016 ---
    Maybe he is thinking of the Toronto mayor that resigned a few months back because of the video of him smoking crack or something like that?
     
  17. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #17
    Maybe, we'll have to see (he asserted, so he should clarify). Oh and the Mayor you speak of didn't resign... (yeah seriously). Toronto City council couldn't actually fire him either with out criminal charges, so they took away his mayoral powers, 18 months ago he was diagnosed with a rare cancer and had to drop out of the race for re-election. This week he died as a result of that cancer.
     
  18. cfedu macrumors 65816

    cfedu

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto
    #18
    I'm not sure, you might not be able to tell us the outcome at Mac RumoUrs.
     
  19. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #19
    I see. I couldn't remember his story exactly.
     
  20. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #20
    Lol I was going to mention she'd have to practice up on her u's . ;) (seriously I did spell this site's name with a U a few times in my earlier days here!)

    So if coming to Canada remember that the rumours about your neighbours are unfounded and off colour, and not to be mentally laboured upon. :)
     
  21. dec. Suspended

    dec.

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    #21
    Montreal is fun for a vacation and I enjoyed working there for a few years too (as commuter, not resident, it was nice to get back home by the end of the week).

    A few friends from the US have moved up here for job initiatives and two have started successful IT businesses in the GTA, some like what they perceive as a more "laid back attitude". On the other hand, others work as consultants and travel to the US to help them with their businesses, so it goes either way, it seems. Any statistics that I could find hinted towards a relatively similar numbers in terms of migration from Canada to US and vice versa.
     
  22. lowendlinux Contributor

    lowendlinux

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2014
    Location:
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    #22
    If I were to move to Canada it'd be out west but both Toronto and Montreal are nice cities and I wouldn't hesitate to live in either.
     
  23. dec. Suspended

    dec.

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    #23
    Or he's referring to the current PM, who admitted to having smoked pot at some point and also is pro-legalization, which I wouldn't consider "addled", but that's up to personal stance.
     
  24. Renzatic Suspended

    Renzatic

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Location:
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    #24
    It's cuz of your damn affordable Canadian pharmaceuticals. :mad:
    --- Post Merged, Mar 24, 2016 ---
    I wouldn't ever move to Canada. Too damn cold.

    I suffer during the winters we have down here, and we don't even have proper winters. The thought of living in a place that does scares the hell out of me.
     
  25. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #25
    Affordable!! Hell I got a gallstone removed, then a few days later they took the whole gallbladder out, when they prescribed me pain meds, the total bill was almost (but not quite) $4 as a prescription fee! How can I afford rent now??? :D
     

Share This Page