I couldn’t resist a Trump post. I’ve been asked dozens of times if I thought Trumps win would have an effect on the Niagara market, or the Canadian market in general?
I will predicate my thoughts first by giving my take on the election. First and foremost, If I had a vote, it would have gone to Hillary. I’m not saying that I’m a Democrat or a Republican, I’m neither. I’m a Canadian looking from afar who does happen to own real estate in the United States. I do have a vested interest.
For what it’s worth, I think the Democrats blew it when Hillary won the chance to represent them in the election in the primary’s. She had too much baggage, and she dragged those bags through the mud wherever she went. (Quoting John Koehler) Even if she is proven to be honest, the perception of her dishonesty did her in. Was America ready for a woman president? Probably, but needs to have fewer skeletons in her closet.
The reopening of the FBI investigation days before the vote ultimately did her in.
The Trump win was a protest vote. Scary. I also think that he truly didn’t think he’d win. Regardless it’s interesting to see him backtracking already on some of his more controversial platforms. Immigration and Obama Care. I think he’s more liberal than he lets on, which is a good thing for Canada and Niagara on the Lake on the whole.
The Keystone Pipeline will probably be passed, which is good for us. Trump has a strong affiliation with Canada. His father made many of his millions in our country and Trump Jr. has several sizable investments of his own. I don’t think the borders will be closed, nor do I think he’s going to rip up our trade agreements.
You may see a few people move to Canada in protest, but actions speak louder than words and I think that most of those who claim that they are planning to emigrate will lose their impetus to do so when nothing really changes. I think he will only last four years. If he was to get in again, then things might just change.
So… until you see Rosie O’Donnell walking down Queen Street. not much has or will change.