No Casino North Bay
Dear Mayor & City Councillors -
Don't Gamble with Our City!
We say "NO CASINO IN NORTH BAY!" and we want you to oppose expansion of casinos in our community. Casinos are bad social,economic & government policy.
The truth about casinos & gambling is that the community loses, and it is more than just the tens of millions (over and above the pittance that they give back in grants)that will forever leave our community each year; the odds are stacked against us so don't be deceived.A casino comes here to suck money out of our economy.
Casinos do not provide facilities at "no cost to taxpayers". There is a cost, and it is wildly understated.Research confirms the resulting social impact will include:tens of millions of dollars annually leaving our local economy, increased crime and money laundering, increased health care costs, addictions, unemployment, welfare,family breakdown, damaged finances, anxiety, depression & even suicide.
Take the time to learn the true costs by looking at the research.
"Our governments should not be preying upon its citizens to create more addicts by raising money from people who can't afford to gamble by promising them a dream that isn't going to come true" Warren Buffett
Business, faith and medical leaders across North Bay area have spoken out against casino expansion and are signing a joint statement in opposition.
A financial contribution is not required to sign this petition.
For additional research and a list of prominent individuals that took a stand in opposition in their community.
Many key leaders, 27 Order of Canada recipients, business leaders, philanthropists, professionals, have concluded it is bad economic, spiritual, social & government policy.
If you do nothing, we all lose.
Sign the petition now and add your voice to the growing number.