This is That

Thousands of Americans illegally flee to Canada over fears of election results

As the U.S. election looms, many Americans nervously await who will be the next president of the United States. In this documentary, This is That meets and travels with a “bonhomme de neige” - an individual that helps U.S. citizens anxious over November’s election results flee to Canada.
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As the U.S. election looms, many Americans nervously await who will be the next president of the United States. In this documentary, This is That meets and travels with a "bonhomme de neige" - an individual that helps U.S. citizens, anxious over November's election results, flee to Canada.

A "bonhomme de neige" is an individual that helps US citizens, anxious over November's election results, flee to Canada. (iStock)

For a fee of $30,000 these "bonhommes" will forge Canadian documents (passport, driver's licence, Tim Horton's TimCard), create fake identities, and assist their clients across the U.S.-Canada border through a system of tunnels and safe houses.

"People want out of America and they want out now," says one smuggler that goes by the code name Cal. "There is no time to emigrate officially, so I help them sneak across the border to start new lives as Canadians."

In this piece you will hear remarkable stories of how people are sneaking across the border and why they want to escape America.   



This is That is an award winning satirical current affairs show that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them.

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