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Vancouver got played: BCLC CEO Michael Graydon defects to Paragon Gaming
Critics of casino expansion may now safely say "I told you so."
Feb 9th, 2014
Was social media the newsmaker of the year?
Facebook and Twitter are powerful, but do they really set the agenda for Vancouverites?
Dec 19th, 2011
Bankruptcy lawyer condemns proposed casino expansion
I live in Kitsilano and work in Yaletown. I am a bankruptcy lawyer. I was a registrar in bankruptcy for 8 years and I oppose the expansion of the Edgewater Casino. I would like to speak about...
Apr 16th, 2011
Vancouverites speak out about proposed casino at BC Place: live blog from City Hall
10:10 -- Brian Middleton, first speaker comes up. He started working for casinos 25 yrs ago. He speaks in support of the casino and questions why charities and sports programs are funded through...
Apr 9th, 2011
City Councillors ask tough questions on casino expansion
“I want to be clear that there was evidence of poor money policing in BC casinos, and that the BCLC was fined by FINTRAC more than $700,000. Is that correct?” Councillor David Cadman asked city...
Mar 9th, 2011
How to launder money at a casino: video
Graphic artist's depiction of how to launder money at a casino. A call to action against PAVCO and Paragon's proposed mega-casino complex at B.C. Place.
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 16th, 2011