From the desert in Iraq to the desert in Arizona, I'm in Phoenix taking a handgun course. However, while on the ground, I met several Canadian expats from Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario.
While they never knew each other on the northern side of the border, one thing unites their stories:
They left the Great White North to flee burdensome taxation and government regulation.
Each of the gentlemen I spoke with are entrepreneurs and business owners. Once upon a time they ran their operations in Canada, creating Canadian jobs and paying into Canadian tax schemes.
But each of them reached a breaking point when they made the decision to keep their wealth as opposed to turning over half of it to the government trough.
When politicians talk about government programs and make promises to the masses, those platforms manifest themselves in real ways in the daily lives of ordinary people who simply want to work hard and create wealth.
What is the future for young Canadians who hope to create wealth and live well?
Are they destined to move their operations to climates better suited to business interests?
Or can Canada be saved by its own version of Trump, currently hiding in the wings?