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Brian Dijkema

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Pandemic offers perfect opportunity for Ontario to kick its addiction to gambling proceeds
REPORT June 15th

The extended shutdown of casinos because of COVID-19 has caused Ontario Lottery and Gaming revenue to plummet, writes Cardus researcher Johanna Wolfert in The Ottawa Citizen. That’s also given the provincial government a taste of what life is like without gambling revenue.

Was it a crisis? No. And this opens the conversation about how Ontario can reform gambling, putting it to work for the province’s low-income and marginalized families, not against them. 

Putting gambling revenue to good use
REPORT June 10th

Brian Dijkema joins The Mike Farwell Show in Kitchener, ON to discuss how Ontario's gambling monopoly operates as a tax on the marginalized.

Brian's segment is at the 1hr28min mark.

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