TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) – Egos are aplenty in American — north and south of the U.S.-Canada border.
In the U.S., Trump is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limiting legal immigration to the land of the free, home of the brave.
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering proposing to stop Filipino immigration to his country — all because his ego was hurt.
It all started when Trudeau’s government ordered a review of the Philippines’ purchase of helicopters from Canada. Trudeau doesn’t want the military equipment to be used against terrorists and local insurgents in the Philippines. So he thereatened to cancel the deal.
But David stood up against Goliath.
Even before Canada could initiate a review, Philippine President cancelled the deal himself.
Embarrassed, Trudeau says he will now consider closing Canada’s borders to Filipinos.
Currently, it is estimated that over 830,000 Filipinos are living in Canada.