Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: They gamble while we cope

Editor:

Re: Lottery corp – not city – to make slot call, March 18.

As Surrey council, police and citizens strive to bring safety and a sense of community back to the neighbourhood where Julie Paskall was murdered, a few steps away B.C. Lottery Commission appears to be insisting slot machines ‘temporarily’ located at the decrepit Newton Bingo Hall are there to stay, like it or not.

This from a government that Premier Christy Clark claims is all about families, a government that does nothing about B.C. having the highest child poverty rate in Canada. This, a government that ignores the families – the victims of problem/addicted gamblers and in fact advocates increased access to gambling in the province.

We might ask ‘which’ families Clark cares about, but I think we already know.

Don Murray, Surrey

 

 

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