Speed Reads

oh canada

Stephen Colbert sees your threat to move to Canada and calls your bluff

"We are now just a few weeks from Election Day, which means it's time for every American to perform their civic duty: threatening to move to Canada if their candidate doesn't win," Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show. "Talk like this happens every four years — Canada is like America's safety school." But can Americans unhappy with President-elect Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump really just make a run for the northern border? Colbert sat down with Toronto-based Canadian immigration lawyer Andrew Cumming to, as he put it, "find out how to turn over a new maple leaf." It isn't a slam dunk, it turns out, but if Cumming is any indication, Canadians really are very polite — and annoying them with Gordon Lightfoot tunes will only get you so far. Peter Weber