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The United Church of Canada has come out in support of a complaint filed to the Competition Bureau by a group of advocates decrying VL’Ts. The complaintents include Gameplanit, Game over VLTs, Viva Consulting and private citizens concerned about addictive processes. (slightly edited for web)
Subject: United Church interest in Six-Person official Complaint to
Competition Bureau re Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs), including Slots &
Bill Clark has recently forwarded me information about the complaint to the
Competition Bureau about gaming machines. Please keep me informed or advised
in any way that The United Church of Canada can support Canada’s Gambling
Watch Network. The United Church is very concerned about governments
addiction to gambling and social costs.
Associate Executive Minister
Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations The United Church of Canada