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Councillors decided last night, in less than seven minutes, to move ahead with a public meeting to discuss the opening of a privatized casino in Kingston.

This is how the process will unfold in the weeks ahead:

• the public meeting will be held in Memorial Hall on Aug. 8;

• the information from the meeting will confirm whether or not Kingstonians support a casino within its city limits; and

• if they do, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation will receive enquiries from private gaming facility operators.


Kingston Whig Standard article here:

http://www.thewhig.com/2012/07/19/politics-green-light-on-casino-talks


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The city council casino debate ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the mayor and one city councillor yelling allegations at one another.

Tuesday's meeting will be resumed Thursday night in the city council chambers at 7 p.m. and start off with the casino issue.

Looks like this is going to an interesting debate... Read all the gory details in this Kingston Whig Standard article:

http://www.thewhig.com/2012/07/18/casino-debate-boils-over


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This question will be answered by the process of a motion coming before city council on Tuesday, July 17/2012. If that motion passes, city staff will be directed to hold a public meeting to gauge public response and acquire public input on the matter.

Kingston Whig Standard article here:

http://www.thewhig.com/2012/07/15/just-gauging-casino-interest-mayor

Seems like a long shot to me. We should have had it in the first place, but the politics at the time....