QUEEN’S PARK – Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn called upon the Mayor and Town Councillors to support tonight’s motion at Council which calls on the Town to oppose any proposal to locate a casino or slot machines within town boundaries.
“I urge Town Council to support the motion and inform the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that Oakville is not a suitable location for a casino or slot machines,” said Flynn.
The motion at Council, if passed, would advise the OLG that the Town of Oakville would not be interested in any proposal to locate a casino or slot machines within its boundaries. It would also reaffirm the results of a 1997 referendum which saw Oakville residents overwhelming oppose the establishment of a casino.
“The Premier has said that it will be up to the municipalities to decide whether they want a casino in their community,” said Flynn. “Over the last eight years, the McGuinty government has made it a priority to restore the partnership between the province and municipalities which had been destroyed by the Harris government.
Instead of the PC method of downloading initiatives and programs on municipalities without asking we have chosen to do things differently by listening and respecting the community and will continue to do so.”
For more information contact: Steven Ball, Legislative Assistant to Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn 416-325-4927