Questioning and defending C-290

by Aaron Wherry

Two more Conservative MPs join Michael Chong in publicly opposing C-290, the sports betting bill.

Saskatchewan Tory MP Brad Trost called it “the equivalent of passing it in the middle of the night.” ”It didn’t follow proper democratic due diligence in the House of Commons,” he said. “There seems to have been a deal done.”

Manitoba Conservative MP Lawrence Toet also voiced concerns about the process and said it was known a number of MPs had concerns about C-290.

The New Democrats have written to Conservative Senator Bob Runciman, the bill’s sponsor in the Senate, all senators to argue that there was nothing wrong with how the bill advanced through the House. Here (pdf) is a copy of that letter.




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Questioning and defending C-290

  1. Good for these CPC MPs. Having the government pass a bill just so that it can get into a business that is currently monopolized by organized crime is an incredibly stupid thing to do.

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