Casino City? York U panel to discuss casino development in Toronto


TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 – The City Institute at York University will be hosting a panel discussion on Friday, Feb. 1, to critically address current attempts to build a “mega-casino” in Toronto.

Casino City?”, the latest panel discussion in The City Institute’s City Seminar Series, will feature local politicians, scholars and anti-casino activists attempting to address three primary questions: Why are casinos bad economic policy?; What is the current political economy of casino development in Ontario?; What political strategies are needed to defeat casino development in Toronto?

Panellists include:

Jim Cosgrave, Trent University
Paula Fletcher, (Councillor, Ward 30)
Peter Tabuns, MPP, Toronto Danforth
Kevin Stolarick, Research Director, MPI
Steven Tufts, York University
Maureen Lynett, No Casino Toronto

The panel will be chaired by Roger Keil, City Institute at York University.

What: “Casino City?” panel discussion
Where: 140 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Keele campus (see map)
When: Friday, Feb. 1, 12:30 to 2pm

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