On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, community organizers Matthew Green and Daniel Jelly discuss the proposal of building a casino in downtown Hamilton. Green and Jelly provide an overview of the modernization plan put forth by the province to create new casinos, an analysis of who is backing the proposal for a casino in downtown Hamilton and their motivations for doing so, as well as refute the arguments around job creation, tourism, and supposed economic benefit warranting a casino being built. Detrimental effects to public health, including adddiction, and how the casino is negatively impacting "development", are also discussed.
Join other concerned citizens of Hamilton this week for two very important rallies and public consultations to demonstrate your opposition to the proposed casino. They will be taking place on Wednesday, January 16, at Waterdown District High School, and on Thursday, January 17, at City Hall, both beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Progressive Voices airs Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 93.3 CFMU Radio
Progressive Voices can also be found on Facebook
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