Tag Archives: casino

What was 2013 about?

What did Socrates say about blogging; “The unblogged life is not worth living,” or, “The unexamined blog is not worth blogging?” I think the latter. Blogs can be revelatory. But revelatory of what? So, I asked myself what the NetGain blog was about in 2013.  As a prime contributor, this is a way asking what I’m about.…
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Kathleen Wynne: Composite of a Good Egg

It’s so easy to criticize politicians when they’re not doing what you want. But when they act in a principled way, no matter how it turns out, any criticism seems petty. This is how I feel about Premier Wynne now. While trying to establish herself with a new cabinet and a hostile legislature, she had…
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Casinos and the public service: a collision of motives

The Province’s hard driving campaign to promote gambling in Ontario has become an ethical train wreck.  The surest sign is the sudden defection of people from high levels of public trust into the employ of casino promoters.  Their recruitment by the industry is a sign of desperation.  Their unconcealed service of private interests, while engaged…
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A Wynne-Wynne for Gambling in Ontario

I was hoping that the new premier would act on her convictions and take a stand against a Toronto casino.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t think that her convictions are affordable.  Instead she makes the argument that we need more gambling to reduce the provincial deficit. While the OLG’s media blitz seems to have ended, and I’d…
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