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Sports Betting Fact Sheet

Bill C-218, The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was introduced in Parliament on February 25, 2020 as a Private Member’s Bill by Kevin Waugh, MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood. The Bill will seek to amend the Criminal Code to make it legal to bet on the outcome of a single sporting event. Experts in responsible gambling,…

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C-218 Justice Committee Hearing Update

Update on Justice Committee Hearings Bill C-218 was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights by an overwhelming vote of 303-15. The first two days of hearings took place on February 23 and 25 and committee members heard from several witnesses including CGA President & CEO Paul Burns, Responsible Gambling Council CEO Shelley…

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RGC Presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

February 25th at 12-1pm re: Bill C-218: An Act to amend the Criminal Code Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council Intro Good afternoon Madame Chair and members of the Standing Committee of Justice and Human Rights. Thank you for inviting the Responsible Gambling Council to share our perspective on Bill C 218. I would like…

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CGA Presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-218

February 25, 2021 Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association Good afternoon and thank you for opportunity to appear before you today. I want to thank the Members of Parliament for your leadership over the past year. During these very difficult times, your efforts to support individuals and business are welcomed and are to…

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