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.

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