Casino Referendum Bill Died With Session
With new proposals on casinos popping up each month, Toronto residents seem to be split on whether they want what the province is dubbing an "entertainment complexe" in the 416. Which is why Tory MPP Monte McNaughton wanted to make it mandatory to have a referendum on the matter.
His private member's bill died when the legislature was prorogued.
Whether it be at Exhibition Place, on Front St. or in the Port Lands, there will be some sort of opposition to it. And despite both the province and OLG underlining they would not force a casino on any community, McNaughton wanted to make a referendum law.
The PC MPP says he was confident the bill would pass, given the entire NDP caucus and even several Liberals supported it on second reading.