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Searches for How to Move to Canada just skyrocketed. Here's why

Payal Puri | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:51 IST

Since Super Tuesday results started to come out, Google searches for 'How can I move to Canada' reportedly rose by over 300%.

It's not rocket science to reach the conclusion these searches are coming from the US.

Why though? What's Canada got that America, or the rest of the world even, doesn't?

For starters, THIS man
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Photo: Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Who put together arguably the most diverse cabinet on the planet including 50% women "because it's 2015."

Who announced last month he would march in Toronto's Pride Parade this July. Making him arguably the first sitting premier anywhere in the world to do so.

It's not like he's adopting the 'gay cause' for public perception either. He's attended Pride Parades in Vancouver and Toronto for years - he just wasn't PM then.

And the fact that they decidedly don't have THIS man
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Donald Trump during a Super Tuesday night event in Florida, US. Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

They understand the meaning of the word 'fair' like very few countries on the planet

And it's nothing to do with your skin colour.

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Photo: Raymond Roig/ AFP Photo

They've had marriage equality since 2005

They have universal healthcare.

Their constitution rules you don't have to be born in Canada to be Prime Minister.

They have religious freedom.

Their humaneness to the refugee situation - especially under Trudeau - has been remarkable.

Their sense of humour is awesome. This video is proof

When Canada realised that its neighbour, the "greatest country in the word" has Donald Trump as presidential candidate frontrunner, they went into emergency mode and came up with an alternative.

They pitched 'Canada' as candidate for US president.

In this awesome video

The Canadian side of the Niagara Falls is way prettier than the American

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Canadian side. Photo: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

They. Don't. Like. Guns.

Gun laws are among the strictest on the planet.

Do we really have to explain why this is a good thing?

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Tributes to those killed in the San Bernardino shooting of 7 December 2015 in California. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/ AFP Photo

And finally, they invented that most 'American' of foods, peanut butter

Apparently Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented peanut paste in Montreal in 1884 - originally it was made for people who couldn't chew.

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Go on, hit search. You know you want to.

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First published: 2 March 2016, 1:31 IST
Payal Puri @payalpuri

In a 19-year career Payal has been, among other things, editor of Cosmopolitan India, executive editor of a travel and design magazine, and worked briefly in lifestyle TV. Prior to joining Catch as Editor-at-Large, she was executive director of THiNK, a cutting-edge ideas event in Goa. She has a borderline manic enthusiasm for red wine, all things digital, Goa and chewing her nails, in no particular order. At Catch she oversees all things fun, features and lifestyle, including the site's internal Slack channels, which she runs like a personal fiefdom.