June 30, 2006

June 30, 2006: Some are more equal ...

Casino Rama cash cow is sacred, off-limits to provincial auditors Sue Bailey, June 30, 06

OTTAWA (CP) - Ontario's auditor general says he has no jurisdiction to assess the extent to which more than $1 billion in gambling cash has helped First Nations.

Jim McCarter says a new legal opinion concludes that hundreds of millions of dollars in Casino Rama profits are off-limits to provincial auditors. That's because the money never flows through Ontario government coffers, he said in an interview. "The government never actually sees the money." [.....]

There are citizens who pay taxes ... and then there are the natives. Sounds as though gambling could become a Macau operation ... making billions ... with all that comes with it. Sounds like a job for Minister Jim Prentice.


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