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Get Out The Vote

October 14, 2015

Do you want some hard facts to consider before the Oct 19th election? On Oct 14th come see The Price We Pay. This gripping documentary reveals exactly how big corporations and the very wealthy are avoiding taxes, robbing our governments of billions of dollar in taxes, creating a historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Can we vote to stop to this? The film’s director, Harold Crooks will join us via Skype to join in the discussion after the film. Reel Causes is pleased to present the Price We Pay with PIPSPC in support of Promote the Vote.

The Film

The Price We Pay

October 14, 2015,
Doors: 6:45, Show Time: 7:00

Running time: 93 minutes

This incendiary documentary by Harold Crooks is about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens. Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.

Nation states are being reshaped by this offshoring of the world’s wealth. Tax avoidance by big corporations and the wealthy – citizens of nowhere for tax purposes – is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Crusading journalists, tax justice campaigners and former finance and technology industry insiders speak frankly about the accelerating trends that are carrying the Western world to an unsustainable future.

Directed by Harold Crooks (IMDB) | Film IMDB | Official Site
Showing at:
SFU Woodward's Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street

The Cause

Promote The Vote

Promote the Vote is a non-partisan movement of everyday Canadians increasing voter engagement through dialogue with each other.
Founded in 2014, Promote the Vote began from two simple ideas: everyone knows someone who does not vote (voter turnout was only 61% in the last federal election) and everyone listens to people they know and trust. Traditional outreach campaigns try to speak directly to people who do not vote. Promote the Vote takes a different approach, asking people who already vote to go one step further and encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged too.
Promote the Vote’s vision is a culture of political engagement in Canada. Through workshops and online support, the group helps everyday Canadians become engagement leaders. With a focus on listening, understanding and respect as necessary components of true dialogue, Promote the Vote’s engagement leaders are transforming the way we talk about and think about politics in Canada.

Learn more. Visit http://www.promotethevote.ca


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  • Sept 27 & Oct 4: Standing Tall (La Tête haute)
    VIFF Outreach Partner

    Reel Causes is proud to be an Outreach Partner with this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival for two screenings of Standing Tall (La Tête haute) — also the opening film for this year’s Cannes Festival.

    September 27, 1 pm SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings St.
    October 4, 9 pm QE Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

    Tickets and more info here

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