C-290 TO GET BROAD STAKEHOLDER PUSH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 22, 2013

C-290 TO GET BROAD STAKEHOLDER PUSH

Speakers Panel Announced

OTTAWA– A panel of speakers assembled to discuss Bill C290 will include Mayor of Niagara Falls Jim Diodati, CEO of Sports Direct Paul Lavers, President of Windsor Chamber of Commerce Matt Marchand and former Ontario Provincial Police Deputy Commissioner Gerry Boose.

The coalition of business, community and labour organizations that is sponsoring this event will also be launching a new website aimed at bringing more attention to the issue of sports betting as well.

Each year Canadians are wagering more than $4-billion with offshore sportsbooks and in excess of $10-billion through local bookies and organized crime operations here inCanada.  Passage of Bill C290 will give Canadians a legal, regulated alternative that will keep the economic benefits inCanada.