The Foreigners Invading Canada

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This video is for my wife, who gets her passport this year. It is for my niece, who will some day call this her home. For Mamie, who sacrificed so much to bring us to this frozen country. Since today's episode is just a throwaway between seasons, we've decided to go more artsy than usual. As ever, leave your impotent rage in the comments below. Patreon account, for those who care: Follow our Instagram: Follow Evan's twitter: Follow Francesco's Instagram: This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon subscribers aaron lx, Adam Theo, Alan Chaess, Alan Biedenharn, Alberto Daval Cordeiro Araujo, Alejandro ,Fuentes Salazar, Alessandro, Alex Van de Sande, Alex Ross, Alexis Michelle Smith, Amay Khara, Andres Rama, Andrew Larson, Anina Keller, Asher Lanzone, Audrey Brown, Austin Cousineau, Basil Hassoun, Benjamin Achrén, Blade Marcantel, Blue Penguin, Bradley Sparks, Bradley Brown, Brandon Autrey, Brendan Antosh , Brian ONeel, Bruno Mikuš, Bryden Kanngiesser, Carlos Henrique Brandt, Chris Ferguson, Chris Carrigan Brolly, Christ k, Christopher Castro, Cosmo, Dan Walker, Daniel Demsky, Daniel Lee, Daniel Tyler, David Rowe, David Badilotti, Denise Lipscombe, Djof, Douglas Danger Manley, Edee Nackers, Edward Sykes, Einar Holmedal, Elmar Tirtarahardja, Eric Downes, Erik Ensing, Ethan Coyne, f1r3w4rr10r, Fiona Cameron-Mackintosh, Fiona, Frode Thomassen, Gabe, Gavin Cross, Georgy Petukhov, Giffy, Gilberto Hart, Giulian Fava, Hedi Zisling, Heikki Tiainen, Henderson Moret, Henrik Due Rønning, Hollis Davis, J,Neko, Jacob Willemsma, Jacob Rebec, James Calfee, James Frink, James Reed, Jamie Cox, Jarod Hoffarth, Jean-luc Martel, Jerome, John Abel, John Cline, John Goff, Jon Niezgoda, Jon C Scott, Jonathan ,Lonowski, Jonathan Webb, Josh Hoppes, Joshua L Smith, Joshua Clarke, Julian Fiander, Julian Taylor, Kaitlin Wadley, Kameho, Keenan Fetterly, Kidd Mclayer, Krak, Leah Eisenhart, Leandro De Ste, Leo Höppner, Leszek Szczepański, Liam Oliver-Mallory, Lucas Geerdes, Lukas Jackowski, Luke Trust, Akasha Yi, M.,F., MacFoxington, Malte Ziem, Marc Dupont, Marc Chang, Marek Slabicki, Markus Sawinski, Martin Hölzel, Martin Faszinka, Marty Otzenberger, Marzo, Matt, Melanie Sumner, Merodac, Michael Cao, Michael Wladysiak, Michael Zare, Michael Teesdale, Michael Loken, Michael Leers, Mike Pearce, Mladen Piasetskyi, MrElk, Muncorn, Nathaneal Register, Nicholas J. Bottomley, Nick Achatz, Nicolas Alexander Schmitt, Nyan Saik Krat, Octavia Ward-Lasckey, Oliwia Bieniek, Oskar Paź, Ossian, Patrick Jason Wells, Paul Estella, Paulina Jonušaitė, Paweł Wojciechowski, Penny Brown, Peter Bjorvand, Peter Wood, Peter,Lonjers, Pippin, Remi Scarlet, Reuben Brown, Robert Velten, Ruddy Ezequiel Arroliga, Ryan Wilson, Sam,C., Sean Lavery, Sergey Choukanov, sharpie660, Shayne Stride, Shravan Bendapudi, Simen Thoresen, Simon Tobar, Stephen C Strausbaugh, Steve Martin De Souza, Steven Fontinelle, Sven Erik Jonsson, Tad Moore, Taylor Fussner, theLovitas, This Has Not Gone Well, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Paris, Tino Dervisagic, Tommy Friedrichs, Tristan Lambdin, Twisol, Vicki Allardice, Walter Schneider, Wei Ern Tiong, Wes Mills, Yash Jain, Zach Kuzmicz and Zachary Hall. We love you guys! Thanks for watching. You're clearly one of the good ones.


verdatum : Can't travel to exotic location this week. Does heavily metaphorical monolog about cultural acceptance and integration anyway. Never change.

Ahmad El-Khatib : Is it me or did you up your sound game? Crisp quietness and cricket sounds, your VO on point, yummm!

GamerChameleon : Wow this was such a fascinating episode. And even more amazing that it’s connected so personally with your family history. Keep up the amazing work! Proud to be a Patreon supporter.

Slpk : If there's such a thing as click bait audio, this channel is definitely it.

Kenneth Rapp : In the comments: people who think he's actually talking about invasive plant species, and people who understand subtext.

Dídac Mateu Martínez de valdivieso : Your way of Narrating would make the slow paced action of sludge dripping down a wall be captivating, cheers and thank you for these videos!


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airwickfreshner : You're related to Chris Hadfield?

chrisisteas : I never understood the phrase "as American as apple pie" but I think I finally do. I always felt like people claimed that apple pie was an actual American thing. I always got annoyed because how is it anymore American than Canadian or Dutch? Now I understand that that is the point. Apple pie is as generic as it can get. People made it American/Canadian/Dutch because they embraced it like their own. That being said, I still think that a lot of Americans saying it don't understand how generic it is and think it's only theirs. Thank you. Zo Nederlands als appeltaart! Edit: formatting, changed angry to annoyed

Cyssane : I recognized that painted log pile from your dad's "In Canada" video, so I wasn't surprised to learn this was shot around your family's cottage. Learning a bit of the Hadfield history was an unexpected bonus. Thanks for sharing that, Evan -- it was a privilege. :)

Tarquin Kellough : I loved rare earth before but now you are telling me you are CHRIS HADFIELD'S SON?!?!?

James Clayton Bowman : When you spoke of stowaways in the ballast, I thought you might be about to speak of the Zebra Mussel, or its cousin the Quagga Mussel, or perhaps even the Round Goby; all of them have done billions of dollars of damage to the Great Lakes ecosystem... but yeah, Phragmites, it's awful stuff.

JeffinBville : The argument to keep phragmites is not dissimilar to that of Japanese barberry, a plant that leafs out first in the spring shading the native plants that come along later. Their branches sharply barbed and their fruits uneaten by birds or animals, the plant spreads in thick mats killing off forests. But then we've discovered that migrating birds have taken to eating the berries and now native birds have also taken it as a supplemental food-crop and now we don't know what to do with it. Leave it to feed the birds, who crap out the seeds further spreading this unstoppable invasive or remove it where we can and let the birds go hungry for a few years until suppressed native plants return? Your channel makes me feel like an adult which is often too rare for media these days. Thanks for that.

Michael Cherry : A great episode and your most personal yet. It's amazing how people seem to think that they can live in isolation from the rest of the world when the world is becoming more and more interconnected. As usual, it's about perspective. If you're going to persist in looking at everything in a negative way (like the reeds) then any benefits are overlooked, ignored or misinterpreted. Canada has always been a country that works better in practice than it does in theory and one of the reasons is a willingness to adapt. Is there room for improvement? Always. But to improve something, change needs to be embraced, whether it be deliberate (a change in official policy) incidental (increased ship traffic evolving life on the island) or accidental (the introduction of the European reeds that have changed the ecosystem of the island). You can either surf the waves of change or drown in them, but you can't ignore them.

Ninja Weretiger : I’m partly First Nations from Alberta, Canada. Yes negative things have happened... Luckily stuff is getting better. There’s still many things needing to be fixed.

Eugene InLaw : as long as the invader doesn't disrupt the invaded place, what's the problem?

Der Giftgnom : I don't know about you, but that last shot zooming in on Evan legit gave me the creeps. That looked like the classic weird old man on his porch about to tell you about the haunted house down the street.

Oliver Bollmann : Lovely. What a testament to how cottage country can push one to philosophical explorations. Be artsy all you want; the analogies were on point, the message clear, and the pun at the end perfect. Very timely.

nm9012 : Wait . This guy is related to the astronaut Chris Hadfield?

LocoFaux : 1:02 OCD Triggered. Fix that clock already. Jeeze... lol No, seriously...

archie just : New Rare Earth, thank you Based God

Yamen S. : God, I love his videos.

Mattquaza : I understand what you are saying, but I cannot help but hate the phragmite

KiesKo Enterprises : This might be one of your best videos, good job man.

monty58 : Don't forget our version on the west coast, blackberries, blackberries everywhere

Hermes Trismegistos : Congratulations for Legalization! 🍁

rmb9311 : Your voice was so mellow...I thought I was watching a episode of 20/20. It was an excellent episode, very well done.

Jerry Rupprecht : This video is no good. You never said “aboot” or “ey?” once.

plant : Congratulations to your wife for getting her passport!

mszczepaniak : Towards the end I had a difficult time making out what's being said but I turned up the volume and rewound the video. This may be the most relaxed state a person has been in while doing a monologue and being video recorded- respect.

chadoftoons : Man if its so unkillable can we mutate them into something useful? Like let them soak up toxic materials and just throw em behind some factories

Dale Galiniak : Stag Island is a beautiful place. My wife and I were wondering about the history of the island after the wedding in September, and the little canals dug around when we went exploring. Thanks for this!

Benny Lava : Add goats.

Colleen New Holy : Duuuude. Being in California this week, at a Native Youth Conference. This is exactly what we were speaking of. Acceptance that everything outsiders/Immigrants have brought in, destructive or not. Is honestly here to stay Like. We can push as much as we want and make giant fusses... Things are here to stay. Its up to us to decide how to proceed now. How to remain ourselves. Whilst sharing our former homes with everyone. While asking for the rest of the world to accept that we really do want to keep our old ways, that we want to keep our identities. Because as much as the world around us changes, we remain. And we want to remain ourselves

Mary Gebbie : Aw, this is making me miss Michigan. I love Lake St. Clair :'(

Yeawe goldberg : Great seeing so many people who don’t know you for who your father is. Your success is your own.

zacao : thanks for including my translation, everyone should watch this video at some point.

walkerredeye : Do not want to sound flippant here but as a master caneworker I know that furniture is readily craftable from reeds, OK you would need to learn the skills but ifn you've got all that reed just growing on your land you have a cash crop, no really! Even ifn you don't make the furniture yourself there are almost certainly people who do, that will buy it ifn it is properly dried and bundled

Autumn : I've been having a rough time lately, but these videos have really helped me. I watch them at night when my emotions become too much. Your calm voice, your methodical and descriptive storytelling calm me. Thank you.

yoyomana808 : the color correction is kind of distracting in this one

Jarrett Meier : I didn't realize you were Chris hadfields son, that's awesome. You have a cool family, keep up the good work.

Farah A : One of favourite videos from you so far. Thought-provoking, beautifully shot (though kinda dark to me) and very personal. Awesome. And lol "As ever, leave your impotent rage in the comments below."

ActaCaboose : "Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth saving Then you better start swimmin' or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin' Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no tellin' who that it’s namin' For the loser now will be later to win For the times they are a-changin' Come senators, congressmen please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’ Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don’t criticize what you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly aging Please get outta' the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin' The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast The slow one now will later be fast As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fading And the first one now will later be last For the times they are a-changin'" - Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Almonzer Fayyadh : I left canada 4 years ago and god damn does all this footage make me miss canada :(

eojdaed96 : Rocking the chair under the porch... As you keep getting more involved in your videos, digging deeper and really opening yourself, your work keeps getting better. I feel lucky being able to witness your growth.

Mackenzie Yarish : A very interesting perspective you have on a huge issue surrounding Canada. Ill need to do some more pondering on that note. Thanks for the video!

Bryan Connelly : Reeds through of the script! Genius!

ImperialGoldfish : GUYS MAYBE IMMIGRANTS ARE LIKE THE REeEeeDS I actually really like this video, so good job my man