Prominent citizens come out against proposed casino
On the eve of City Council's public hearings on the Edgewater casino expansion, prominent citizens have signed on to oppose a new gambling facility in the city's downtown area.
Milton Wong, chancellor emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Order of Canada, Order of BC
Peter Busby, founder and chair, Canada Green Building Council, Order of Canada
Ken Lum, artist
Lynne Stopkewich, filmmaker
Colleen Hardwick (Nystedt), urban geographer, film producer
Richard Lipsey, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University Economics Dept., Order of Canada
George Bowering, former Poet Laureate of Canada, Order of Canada, Order of BC
Val and Richard Bradshaw, former CEO of Phllips Hager and North Investment Management Ltd
Karen Flavelle, president and CEO, Purdy's Chocolates
Donna Bridgeman, CA, (retired) GrowthWorks Capital
Penny Gurstein, director, University of British Columbia School of Community and Regional Planning
Colin Miles, regional director, Canadian Music Centre (Ret'd) See his excellent comments on the casino here.
Earl Moulton, retired Commander of Saskatchewan RCMP, Chair, Vision Quest Recovery Society (addiction recovery)
Stan Douglas, artist
Rodney Graham, artist
Chris Mathers, retired corporal, RCMP, undercover officer specializing in gangs, money laundering; former President, KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. chrismathers.com
Vancouver City Council is holding public hearings about the proposed expansion of the Edgewater casino. The consultations take place tomorrow, April 9, from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, at City Hall.
Hearings will continue Sunday if necessary, from 1 pm to 6 pm, and again on the evening of April 12.