VLTs

Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi MHA Lorraine Michael

Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi MHA Lorraine Michael wrote to the Newfoundland Herald in August questioning the province's reliance on income from VLTs, and apparent lack of will to do much to help those addicted to gambling.

The Herald followed up with a feature interview -- pick up this week's (Sept. 20-26) issue to read it, or download a PDF of the article from the link below.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the current Finance minister’s willingness to entertain a proposal to open a casino in the province not only flies in the face of past government policy, it raises concerns about the existing treatment options for people with gambling addictions.

 
NDP Leader and Finance Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government has apparently forgotten its promise to help people addicted to gambling on Video Lottery Terminals. The machines turn huge profits for both bar owners and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which is owned by the governments of the four Atlantic provinces.

 

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