The Ontario Government has recently been discussing plans to overhaul gambling in the province and at the same time the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission have plans to unlock greater funding for health care and education.
In a recent interview OLG Chairman Paul Godfrey said OLG would not make a move to build a casino in Toronto or anywhere else in Ontario until it knew the stance of the local government.
I strongly urge this Council to at least discuss the issue and see if we could take the first step in the “Cornwall Casino” project by
following Chairman Godfrey’s suggestion and find out the stance of the local government.
On a personal note, I think that there is land available on the waterfront for a Casino and Entertainment Centre and also we are
already seeing lots of our local money end up at the other Casinos. It would be nice to see some of this money stay at home.
Mark A. MacDonald – Cornwall Ontario
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