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Have fun! Rat out your contractor! Win a trip to Ottawa!

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I know you’ve all been waiting for the results of the Canadian Revenue Agency’s Independent Video Producer Award, where citizens were invited to make YouTube videos based on the theme Underground Economy- Not Your Problem?

The CRA pitched its video contest as a way of giving all Canadians an opportunity to speak up about how the underground economy is a problem for them, their businesses, and their communities. Gestapo tactics? Heck no, it’s a way for the government to support new media and the arts. It’s also “fun,” according to one CRA spokeswoman.

The contest entries can be found here.  The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn will announce the winner on Monday morning. The prize? Get this: An all-expenses paid trip to Ottawa.

As someone once said: We are not making this up.

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