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Adam Vaughan Vs: Paul Godfrey’s hypocritical stance on casino locations

Adam Vaughan Vs: Paul Godfrey’s hypocritical stance on casino locations

Councillor Adam Vaughan is a staunch downtowner, a vocal casino opponent and a master of the well-timed zinger, all reasons why OLG chair and casino booster Paul Godfrey ought to have been expecting a smackdown after saying he wouldn’t want a casino in his own neighbourhood because it’s a residential zone. (Godfrey later reiterated to the Globe and Mail that “I said certainly I wouldn’t want one in my neighbourhood either. We’re not sticking it in a residential zone.”) As one might expect, Vaughan leapt to respond, penning an open letter to Ontario’s finance minister Dwight Duncan calling the comments “stupid” and noting that hundreds of thousands of people live downtown. Sounds like both sides are trying to stir up a little support for the first of Toronto’s public consultations on the casino, which, coincidentally, start tonight. [Globe and Mail]

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