When it comes to gambling, Canadians have plenty of skin in the game. Last year, we spent about $13 billion on legal, government-run gambling. That’s more than we spend on movies, hockey tickets, and Tim Horton’s — combined. Everybody knows that provincial governments in Canada love those gambling revenues, but the dirty little secret is [...]
From the CBC article: ‘The Nova Scotia’s Auditor General’s office has found a serious lack of monitoring when it comes to problem gambling in the province. In a just-tabled report the Auditor General’s office found “no monitoring of prevention and treatment programs meet standards Health and Wellness developed.” Few Nova Scotians are accessing government programs in place [...]
Excerpt from article: Aly Thomson, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, January 17, 2014 1:09PM AST Last Updated Friday, January 17, 2014 1:56PM AST HALIFAX — A new video lottery terminal gaming centre opened this week in Halifax despite an outcry from residents who fear it will lead to a spike in gambling addiction, but [...]
Speak to your local legislators to let them know the harms that this will bring. Read the full story on CBC web site: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/online-gambling-why-provinces-are-eager-to-jump-in-1.3001852 Walk into nearly any corner store in the country and the sight of a lottery terminal doesn’t cause so much as a ripple, but that wasn’t always so. Before Parliament changed [...]
Here are a couple of recent articles from the Kentville Advertiser. Note that they incorrectly describe our Chair, Bruce Dienes as a sociologist. Bruce’s Ph.D. is in Psychology. http://www.kingscountynews.ca/News/Local/2014-08-28/article-3849945/Kings-Community-Action-Group-questioning-province%26rsquo%3Bs-gambling-strategy/1 Brief Excerpt follows. Click on the link above for the full article. Members of a Valley activist group are concerned about the province’s decision last week [...]
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April 2, 2013 With funding from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) the Community Health Boards of the Colchester East Hants and Cumberland Health Authorities are today releasing a social marketing campaign aimed at bringing greater awareness of the supports and resources available to people seeking help with problem gambling behaviors or substance use. The campaign, [...]