Mayor Ford urges casino supporters to speak up

Rob Ford wants Toronto residents who are in favour of building a gaming facility to speak up at public input sessions

Rob Ford wants Toronto residents who are in favour of building a new, multi-million dollar gaming facility to speak up at public input sessions being held all over the city.

On Sunday's edition of NEWSTALK 1010's The City, Ford urged proponents not to be intimidated by those who say the casino should be built somewhere else, or not at all.

"They're going to have special interest groups (at the public consultations) who say 'no, no, no, no," says Ford.

The mayor blames a familiar foe for all the negativity.

"It always seem like the left-wing councillors are anti-business and anything for revenue, they just 'spend, spend, spend," he says.

Public input sessions wrap up on January 19th.

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  1. Stephanie posted on 01/13/2013 10:03 PM
    Is this Mayor for real?...Why would anyone want a casino downtown?...City people definitely do not!, why would they want there streets flooded with more people than there already is....Why would anybody that travels into the city want a casino downtown?...More traffic equals more hastle and more stress to city people...Build the casino at woodbine!...Its the best spot for it! this isn't rocket science..
  2. Bill posted on 01/15/2013 03:59 AM
    If you don't like a casino don't go. Don't try to control what other people can do. Let people enjoy their own lives their own way. Put it this way, if you never went to the downtown casino, you would never know it was there.
  3. Davandra posted on 01/27/2013 02:02 AM
    I am sick of this casino garbage. City folk thinks it's ok for 60,000+ people to lose their jobs forever in rural Ontario, just so 10,000 can work for 3 years to build them a casino. Toronto is NOT Vegas. Toronto does NOT need a casino in the downtown core. Money will NOT go back into the province, it will go south of the border to the U.S. Throwing away 1 BILLION per year in favor of a "potential" 50-100 MILLION is NOT financially acceptable. That is, if the casino can make that much, and will takes a minimum of 4-5 years to find out. How much more in debt will the province be? You want to go to a casino, go to Windsor or Niagara Falls.
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