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The Ranting Canadian: Tim Hudak, leader of Ontario’s opposition Progressive…

Tim Hudak, leader of Ontario’s opposition Progressive Conservatives, released a policy white paper this week, outlining his party’s extremist plans for the province if his useless party ever manages to slide its hands into the political cookie jar.

His two main brain farts are to privatize casinos and other types of gambling, and to privatize the government-owned liquor stores. What a fucking idiot! The angle that Tim “the dim” has been playing is that they are expenses, and take scarce government resources away from services like health care and education. The brutal truth is that being in charge of

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Progressive Proselytizing: The messy divorce of horse racing and slots in Ontario

I play online poker regularly. My wife loves to watch horse racing on TV. Given this, one might think I would be sympathetic to the long running slots-at-racetrack program which sees government run slots available at racetracks around Ontario in a revenue sharing agreement where the racetracks get 20%, or $345 million a year, from the slots. I am not. The Liberal government is moving to end the program and pull its slots out of several venues, much to the chagrin and protestations of the horse racing industry. They should be applauded for this decision, particularly given the extensive influence of moneyed lobbyists.  Imagine, . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The messy divorce of horse racing and slots in Ontario