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Opposition to Vancouver mega-casino pure political theatre

Could a new mega-casino be heading to downtown Vancouver soon? You bet! There are times having to watch Vancouver City Council can be very painful. Today was one of them. On the agenda was an item referring to a mega-casino being proposed for the newl…

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Christy Clark promises to restore gaming money to arts groups, if elected

To ensure charities and community groups have a stable and sustainable source of funding, BC Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark has said that that as premier

COPE’s Tim Louis says Vision gets failing marks so far


When it comes to judging Vision, Tim takes the cake

In January 2009, I proposed seven benchmarks we could employ to measure Vision Vancouver at the end

BC Place casino proposal: lack of independent fairness advisor raises questions

The BC Pavillion Corporation, the crown corporation that owns BC Place, decided not to employ an independent, fairness advisor when choosing a developer for the lands west of

Province made an “exceptionally” fast decision on BC Place casino, says NDP critic Spencer Chandra Herbert

In March 2009, the BC Pavillion Corporation (PavCo) sent out a call for proposals to develop the land west of BC Place. Sixteen weeks later, PavCo selected a

The province moved too quickly on B.C. Place casino expansion proposal and process, critics say

"Abnormal in the extreme," is how Doug McArthur, SFU professor of public policy describes the length of time it took PavCo to select Paragon Gaming. MLA Spencer Chandra

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