Well he may be the most embattled councilor in the city. He may be under legal messes from his Nicaraguan Real Estate dealings with Al Hatset and his River Kings fiasco, not to mention sending out a press release saying that yours truly made sexual advances at him at a sales meeting (which he neglected to state that he bought a large ad pack at) but Brock Frost, Ottawa resident who allegedly claimed to have had his email hacked and not resigned now wants to bring a motion to council calling for a waterfront Casino!
Of course Frost is not an original thinker. I wrote about this very subject going back to 2012 and it was discussed by many going further back. LINK
Mark A MacDonald submitted an open letter to CFN years ago on this very subject. LINK
With the bridge demolition coming to a conclusion and the Domtar lands sitting waiting the reality of a Waterfront Casino is a possibility. The question is who would run it? Would it be OLG? Foreign interests? An Akwesasne connection?
The reality is that millions of dollars drive through Cornwall on their way to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino without stopping in Cornwall and that many of our own dollars head over the border. Having a well run facility here would impact that and help our economy. Or it could be a mess that bring more crime and other negative issues….
While there’s lots to criticize Frost for it’s bewildering that of all council he’s put out the most content and tried to accomplish more goals than anyone else on council this term. Bewildering….truly bewildering….
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Councilor Mark A MacDonald had this to say about the proposal.
“I’m prepared to have administration look at all options for a waterfront casino including turning the lower level of the Civic Complex into a facility, especially if partnering with service clubs in the community. “