Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Canadian immigration site crashes after Donald Trump's victory

With Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to win the US election, the Canadian Immigration website has crashed under the weight of people in the US seeking an escape.

Trump won many of the key states, including Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.

As the election neared its conclusion, Google searches for "move to Canada" and "immigrate to Canada” went up. The website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) then had a blackout.

At a time this morning, the page was unavailable, at other times it loaded but was running slowly. The CIC made no reference to this on its Twitter feed.

Trump's victory came after a nasty campaign. He was accused of racism, sexism and non-payment of taxes.

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