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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is giving away great prizes to whoever comes up with the best ad about shifting taxes away from profitable corporations and onto ordinary working people as their governments cut services, eliminate programs and hike user fees (transit, tuition, licences, etc.) to balance the books.

Clever, creative, ironic or with a sense of humour… whatever it takes. The best ad will be one that effectively shows why working Canadians should come together and demand a better deal.

Do you think everyone should pay their fair share when it comes to the taxes that pay for things that benefit us all – education, health care, infrastructure or safety?

Are you fed-up with watching the corporations that caused a financial market melt-down – triggering a recession that wiped out people’s savings and took away their jobs – continue to demand (and get) their taxes lowered while the rest of us pay to clean up their mess?

Had enough of CEOs who collect fat bonuses while their companies lay off workers and abandon communities, then lecture everyone about how they should live with less?

How is the best ad selected?  You pick the winner!

Once all of the entries are in, an expert panel of judges will select five that they find to be the best of the bunch. Next, they will hand the decision over to everyone to pick the winner by simply “Liking” their favourites on YouTube, Facebook and the contest website.

Finalists will be announced on December 16, 2011 and voting will be open until 4 p.m. (EST) on January 20, 2012. The ad with the most likes/votes wins.

  • Winner - 2,000 dollars cash
  • Runner-up - 1,000 dollars cash
  • Three remaining finalists - 250 dollars cash each

So, what are you waiting for?

Now is the time to get cracking. What’s your idea? Who will shoot it? Who will star in it? How will you edit it? The more you consider your entry, the better your shot at making the best ad ever.

  • Visit the CLC website to learn how to enter and read the guidelines