Derek Miedema appears before a Senate Committee to argue against gambling expansion
October 18, 2012
Derek Miedema appeared as a witness before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
He argued against the passing of Bill C-290, which would allow betting on individual sports events across Canada. Two paints were the foundation of these arguments. First, problem gambling inflicts profound damage on the families and communities of gambling addicts. Second, provincial governments are themselves addicted to gambling revenue and cannot be trusted with the proposed expansion.
His presentation was followed by questions from committee members.