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MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa Screening of Men’s Rights Documentary Will Proceed Despite Theatre Cancellation

OTTAWA, ON — (December 1, 2016) – The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) has arranged to proceed with the screening of The Red Pill, the first ever documentary by a feminist focused on the men’s rights movement, just hours after the original theatre cancelled its screening permit. The event will now take place this Sunday, December 4th at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West, in the Colonel By Room, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
This marks only the second occasion internationally where a screening of The Red Pill was cancelled.

At Sunday’s event CAFE will publicly launch a capital campaign for a first ever Ottawa Centre for Men and Families in the nation’s capital. A donor has already pledged up to $25,000 to match other incoming funds.

“The establishment of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families in Toronto proved to be a game changer for CAFE in that city,” said CAFE Executive Director Justin Trottier. The Toronto hub for men’s health and social services has become a vital community agency providing mental health, abuse support and parenting programs for men and fathers.

“CAFE is confident such a facility will respond to critical unmet needs in Ottawa and prove to be just as effective at showcasing the legitimacy of men’s issues and the benefits to the community of supporting all its citizens,” said Trottier.

“Ironically The Red Pill film is all about moving beyond the polarization between feminists and men’s rights activists in order to find common ground and find solutions to common social problems,” said David Shackleton, CAFE Ottawa President.

“CAFE specializes in holding civil and reasonable dialogue on topics that are socially controversial but critical to our culture. We are so pleased this event will proceed and we hope to motivate more groups to build these platforms for mutual engagement and understanding.”

For further information, contact

David Shackleton
President, Canadian Association for Equality Ottawa
dshackleton@equalitycanada.com
(613) 832-2284

Justin Trottier
Executive Director, Canadian Association for Equality
jtrottier@equalitycanada.com
(416) 402-8856

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