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From tax evasion to colluding with the right to owning all the newspapers in your province, Canada’s very richest men—and they are all men—will do whatever it takes to amass money and power. 

At the most recent count, the richest 80 of them owned as much wealth as the bottom 12 million Canadians.

But when people in Canada think of billionaires, why is it Americans like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk who first come to mind? How many of us can even name a handful of our home-grown uber rich? 

Canadian billionaires have been protected by their anonymity—it’s time to start putting names and faces to their political and economic crimes.

The Breach presents Billionaire Banquet, our Pac-Man parody video game in which your mission is to to claw back our public wealth and—while you’re at it—eat Canada’s most notorious billionaires. 

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WIN A PRIZE

The 5 people who finish the game with the highest scores will win a Breach sweatshirt. All you have to do is take a screenshot of your score, post it onto social media, and tag @thebreachmedia. (If you don’t have social media—bless you for not generating free content for one particular billionaire—you can email a photo to [email protected])

TOUR THE GAME

Start your epic culinary journey with a lactose-heavy amuse bouche in the form of dairy baron and mob-linked Emanuele Saputo. Unfortunately, Guy Laliberté is not a delicious greek yogurt brand, but a wanna-be astronaut and tax-evading founder of Cirque du Soleil. He’ll be a tasty treat, nonetheless. For a needed tonic, chew on Lululemon founder and shadowy funder of right-wing politicians Chip Wilson.

Chow down on Galen Weston Jr.—prodigal son of the supermarket empire Weston family and bread price fixer—and the secret item on the President’s Choice Blue Ribbon Menu. Be sure to wash him down with a Black Cherry White Claw Seltzer and a side of beverage tycoon Anthony Von Mandl.

Take a bite of the upstart e-commerce mogul Tobi Lutke, founder of Shopify. Along the digital highway, you’ll run into David Cheriton, who’s still sitting back and raking in his Google money.

For a taste of the old-school robber barons, head east to New Brunswick, home to James K. Irving and his family, who’ve tried to monopolize everything within sight of the border. Then, you’ll need to get to the West Coast in time for a dinner date with union-busting, offshore-banking Jim Pattison, sole owner of Canada’s second largest privately held company, naturally named the Jim Pattison Group.

Make it to the end, and you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the Big Boss David Thomson, the 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet, who owns the Globe & Mail and is a boss to 45,000 employees. He’ll try to hide behind his titles and his extensive art collection, but it’s up to you to track him down and gobble him up. 

Why wait any longer? Pac-Man’s hungry, and Canada’s tattered social programs desperately need more funding.

MEET THE BILLIONAIRES:

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