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FOI reveals government planned casino long before request for proposal

City FOI documents reveal B.C. Place casino plan in place before the request for proposal.

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...

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...

Blunderdome: politics, positioning and a costly retractable roof

 Anyone who wonders how government mega-projects manage to take the public to the cleaners time and time again can step right up for a front row seat at the dog and pony show put on by PavCo’s...

Insular megacasino would add no value to Vancouver's downtown businesses

This Saturday and Sunday, Vancouver City Council is holding rare weekend public consultations on the controversial proposed megacasino project adjacent to BC Place. Council’s ultimate decision on...

Menke confirms PavCo partnership began four years ago

Pavco’s request for proposals (RFP) process  for the BC Place casino was apparently preordained. That’s been my conclusion about Paragon/PavCo’s proposal to dramatically expand the Edgewater...

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...

More compelling reasons not to bank on casino revenue

Addiction and human trafficking, money laundering. Twenty-four hour help lines for problem gamblers. All potential costs to the city of a mega-casino complex expansion downtown.