In light of the victory of right-wing Republican governor Scott Walker in this week’s recall election in the state of Wisconsin, Canada may soon see a flotilla of little boats carrying refugees across the cold waters of Lake Superior according to the “Borowitz Report“.
Just a couple of things that Borowitz gets wrong. First of all, unlike the Coast Guard in many countries, Canada’s Coast Guard is a civilian agency with no paramilitary powers.
Secondly, thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cuts, 763 Coast Guard workers have received lay-off notices according to their union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
So progressive Wisconsin voters, welcome to Canada! Bring your pots and spoons!