Chamber of Commerce not quitting on C290 and single-game betting

Fresh off the heels of a plea from Windsor West MP Brian Masse to the Senate to approve Bill C-290, the Windsor (Ontario) Chamber of Commerce is now making an 11th hour push to have the single-game wagering bill approved.

President and CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Matt Marchand, was in Ottawa Thursday to explain just how passing of the bill would benefit border cities like his.

From the Windsor-Star:

The bill has been stuck in the Canadian Senate since December despite there being strong support and being passed unanimously in the House of Commons.

If Bill C-290 does die in the Senate, Canada could miss out on the estimated $14 billion that is wagered on single-sports events illegally whether online or with local bookies.

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Posted by SWRKDD
3 years ago

Ah the Senate. A group of individuals who have been prepared to quash Bill C290 since it arrived on their docket. A group of individuals who believe that it would be morally wrong to allow such a sinful bill to become law. A group of individuals who are currently recusing or resigning their positions at a record pace since they have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. It's a good thing that we have our Senate to let us know what is morally right. Thank you Senate for being our moral compass. I don't know what morally bankrupt handicappers like myself would do without you.
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