Bill C-218 Wraps Committee Hearings

Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, today wrapped up two days of witness testimony with the Senate’s Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee. After the final witnesses appeared, the Committee proceeded to a clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, which will be referred back to the Senate on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Witnesses included:

  • Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association
  • Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner, Canadian Football League
  • Chief Gina Deer, Mohawk Council of Kahanwà:ke
  • Chief Ross Montour, Mohawk Counsel of Kahnawà:ke
  • Zane Hansen, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
  • Dave Phillips, COO, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Shelley White, CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council
  • Stewart Groumoutis, Director eGaming, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • Dr. Jamie Wiebe, Director Player Health, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • Donald Bourgeois, Gaming Lawyer, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc
  • Paul Melia, President & CEO, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Submissions were also made from several organizations including the Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Corporation.

Welcome New Members!

We are thrilled to welcome Fandom Sports, Gigadat, and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP to the Canadian Gaming Association.

Getting Canadians Travelling Again

The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable, which the CGA belongs to, issued a news release this week urging the federal government to immediately release an implementation plan based on the recommendations made in the COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel (Expert Panel) report, presented to the federal government last week. The Roundtable noted that Canadians are doing their part in getting vaccinated and it’s now time to provide clear, timely, and safe guidance on reopening travel and reuniting families and friends.