Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau …

Mr. Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

Greetings! I am citizen of the United States, and I write to you today to request possible political asylum in your country. As you probably know, there is an upcoming election for President of the United States next year, and as you are also probably aware, there is a great deal of turmoil surrounding the election and the candidates themselves. It would appear at this point that the right-wing branch of our government, aka the Republican Party, are desirous of changing the structure of our once-great nation such that it will regress into a nation where all rights and property belong only to a small class of rich, white men, while the rest of us will be relegated to positions similar to the slaves circa 1800. Not only this, but it appears to be their intent to re-write the Constitution that has served as the foundation for our government such that there will no longer be a separation between church and state, and that there will actually be a “state-sponsored” religion.  As if that weren’t enough to strike fear into my heart, one of these candidates, as you may have heard, plans to build a wall completely blocking our borders, supposedly to keep our friends out, but you know that a wall works both ways, and I fear that the ultimate goal is to imprison us.  And the other listens to advisers that tell him that all non-Christians, but especially Muslims, are evil.  Some of my best friends are Muslims and Mexicans, so all this bigotry reminds me of a time just before my birth where the leader of a European nation decided that all Jews were evil and that there should be only one dominant race.

While I think it unlikely these radical right-wing conservatives stand much of a chance of actually winning the election, I am making my plans for escape early, just in case. I am deeply concerned for the welfare of my family, should this party be successful in their attempt to take over and derail our government. It is for that reason that I would like you to consider my bid to relocate to your country late in 2016 should it become necessary. I must be perfectly honest though, and inform you at the outset that if the Republicans fail in their bid for the presidency and either of the two Democratic candidates succeed, I will, in all likelihood, cancel this request and remain in my homeland, as both of them are experienced, intelligent diplomats with sound, humanitarian values who I believe might continue to strengthen our national persona.

I am certain that you are asking yourself what I might bring to your country, what benefit there might be for the citizens of your nation, and why you should even consider my plea. I am a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in good standing with 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and publishing industries. My daughter is a Registered Nurse (RN) with ten years’ experience in healthcare. My granddaughter is an artist, specializing in custom-design anime and animations. We are all well-educated, reasonably intelligent, and we are all very kind, compassionate and liberal-minded individuals with no criminal background. Each of the three of us would be happy to volunteer approximately ten hours of our time each week to altruistic service in whatever capacity we could best be of use to the good citizens of Canada. We are a hard-working family, have always taken care of ourselves and believe in giving more than we take from life. We treat all people equally, have no prejudices based on any superficial qualities such as race, religion, gender, ethnicity or culture, but instead believe in respecting and honouring all human beings. Sadly, the U.S. no longer values people like us.

Lastly, you may be asking yourself why my family and I would like to live in Canada. While it is true that I have only ever travelled outside the U.S. to Mexico and France, I have read much about Canada and have good friends who are citizens of your nation. I think it is a beautiful country, much like the northern parts of my own, actually. Though your climate is, perhaps, a bit colder than I might like. I am able to buy warmer winter clothing, so the climate will not be a problem.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to consider my query and please let me know if there is any additional information you would like me to provide about myself or my family. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


Jill E. Dennison

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