WATCH: OLG to Review Casino Hosting Fees
The fate of a Toronto casino rests in the hands of the OLG, which is now revisiting its casino hosting fee formula.
OLG executives met with the premier for an hour on Wednesday.
Chair Paul Godfrey says the conversation was civil and underlines his hands are not tied. He wouldn't speak in hypotheticals about whether or not this would affect the OLG's ability to pitch a casino for Toronto.
The meeting with the premier lasted around an hour.
The current formula was questioned after the OLG announced Toronto would get between $50-100 million if one came to town, more than other communities vying for a casino. The OLG has said that's because the proposals for Toronto are of a different magnitude.
Godfrey says that number isn't necessarily off the table.
Kathleen Wynne says she wants to make things fair for all communities. Finance Minister Charles Sousa says they aren't throwing everything out the window, he just wants to make sure there's an even playing field for everyone. He underlines Toronto didn't get any preferential treatment.
Toronto city council will make a decision on whether or not to host a casino in the coming months.
Meantime, the Tories say they believe there is still a special hosting fee deal in the works in order to woo Toronto to accept building a casino in the city.
PC MPP Monte McNaughton says all municipalities should be treated equally.
McNaughton questions if teh OLG or premier's office is calling the shots when itc omes to expanding the OLG, underlining there's a disconnect in the way this is playingout.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she can't put her finger on the premier's agenda here.
She maintains the process is questionable.
Horwath says communities need to be treated fairly.