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Please join us for a film screening of The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks at the MayFair Theatre in Ottawa on Thursday, October 1st at 7 PM. This documentary film about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance is a VFCC Best Canadian Documentary Winner and VIFF Impact Award Nominee. The film screening will be bilingual.

This event is co-presented by Canadians for Tax Fairness, Inter Pares, Publish What You Pay Canada, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, Oxfam Canada, MiningWatch Canada.Harold Crooks  goes behind the scenes to show how multinationals and the super-wealthy game the system to avoid paying tax. There is at least $199 billion in officially reported Canadian corporate funds in the top ten tax havens – part of the $38 trillion diverted internationally. The dollars involved are staggering and could go a long way to solving the world’s problems. Crooks’ previous work includes The Corporation and Surviving Progress which was produced by Martin Scorsese.

There will be a short conversation after the screening with Dennis Howlett (Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness), David Bruer (Inter Pares) and Brittany Lambert (Oxfam Canada). Information will also be provided on how you can get involved in the Vote for Tax Fairness campaign, leading up to the federal election.

Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door. More information about the film can be found at

Who: Canadians for Tax Fairness, Inter Pares, Publish What You Pay Canada, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, Oxfam Canada, MiningWatch Canada.

What: Film screening of The Price We Pay by Harold Crooks followed by a short panel discussion with …

Where: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St, Ottawa.

When: Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Tickets$10 online or $12 at the door.

If you have any questions, please contact Kady Seguin at or Dennis Howlett at

Here are some reviews of the film: 

“The most important film to date on the complex yet critical issuer of tax in an era of globalisation. ” JOHN CHRISTENSEN, Director, Tax Justice Network

“Praise-worthy for making sense of the arcane subject of corporate taxes.” STEVEN  FRANK, BLOOMBERG

“Smart, eye-opening and incendiary… A vital exposé of the flagrant ethical bankruptcy endemic to modern capitalism, The Price We Pay is a compelling, coherent and forceful call to action.”  AGATA SMOLUCH DEL SORBO, Toronto International Film Festival

“It’s actually one of the most unsettling films I saw all year, and one of the smartest.”  STEVE GRAVESTOCK, Toronto International Film Festival

“Concise, engrossing and occasionally infuriating… The Price We Pay is a slickly polished product but that in no way diminishes its compelling credibility or its potent impact. ” JOE LEYDEN, VARIETY

“A superb companion piece to… Inside Job.” GEOFF OLSON, VANCOUVER COURIER

“It’s not often that something as dry as tax theory can result in an engrossing night at the movies, but credit Harold Crooks and his team for providing an exceptional articulation about the vagaries of ‘offshoring’ in an accessible, engaging way with The Price We Pay… One of the strongest docs of the year, one that’s both timely and highly provocative.”  JASON GORBER, TWITCHFILM



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