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NEWS: Peterborough casino to be voted on by city council on March 18

The Peterborough Examiner reports, “A group calling itself No Casino Peterborough, including the Raging Grannies, brought about a dozen protesters to Kawartha Downs (on Thursday). The group wants city council to reverse its support for a casino. …’Our message to city council is listen to the people, don’t make decisions on your own and don’t let OLG (the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) push you around,’ protester Roy Brady said. …Linda Slavin (of the Raging Grannies) says, ‘Casinos don’t help the economic base of the community. In fact, sometimes they destroy it. I hope the councillors are listening.'”

The article adds, “City council will hold a final vote Monday (March 18) on whether it will endorse a casino within city limits and, if so, where that casino should be located. Monday’s council meeting will take place at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in anticipation of a big crowd and multiple delegations on the issue of a casino in Peterborough. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre on the main floor of the school.”

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