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Motion To Be Debated Wednesday

Published: April 8, 2013 1:18 pm ET

Last Comment: April 8, 2013 4:59 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Ontario PC Party motion tabled at the end of March calling for the Auditor General to look into whether the government acted properly in cancelling the Slots-at-Racetracks program will be debated April 10.

The motion also asks that the investigation include whether the government fully considered the economic impact on rural Ontario communities.

“It’s a very clear and direct motion that will finally give us the answers we’ve been seeking about the OLG modernization ever since it was announced,” said MPP Steve Clark (Leeds-Grenville) in a release. "I’m certainly hoping the Liberals and NDP support it.”

Unlike the NDP motion passed in the Legislature on March 28 with PC support, Clark noted the PC committee motion is binding.

“The government won’t be able to ignore this one, as I fear will happen with the NDP’s,” he said.

Among the areas the motion asks the Auditor General to investigate are:

  • Whether a clear, consistent, fair and transparent process was used for proposed gaming sites;

  • If host-city-payment agreements are equal across the board and that no municipalities were offered a special deal;

  • Whether mental health and addictions concerns in new host communities were given adequate consideration; and

  • If OLG and the government have done enough consultation to ensure new gaming facilities are actually welcome in potential host communities.

April 8, 2013 - 4:59 pmNow we will see if Andrea

dave lewis SAID...

Now we will see if Andrea Horwath is genuinly concerned with the racing industry or all talk.

April 8, 2013 - 1:44 pmWow...a "binding"

Chris Bradt SAID...

Wow...a "binding" motion..what a concept...we'll see what happens...

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