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Bill C-290 Losing Steam: Canadian Criminal Code

Bill C-290 is a private member’s bill which would alter the Canadian Criminal Code to allow for provincial lottery corporations to offer single-game sports betting.

Despite passing through the House of Commons unanimously, Bill C-290 has been held up by the Canadian Senate since 2012.

In January 2015, Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario, and Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa, spoke publicly in favour of passing Bill C-290.

Senator Bob Runciman, a supporter of bill C-290, said in a May 2015 interview with CBC News that “he would be surprised” if Bill C-290 was passed.

According to Senator Vern White, who is opposed to passing the bill, said passing Bill C-290 is not a priority of the Senate and there may not be enough support within the Senate to pass it.

If the Bill is not passed prior to the Canadian elections, which are tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015, Bill C-290 must be reintroduced into the House of Commons and essentially start from the beginning.

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Michael Lipton, Gaming regulatory attorney, Canada, Dickinson Wright law firm
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Michael Lipton is a partner in our Gaming Regulation Practice Group. He has an extensive practice before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada and advises clients in regard to compliance, governance and due diligence requirements integral to the gaming industry. Michael also counseled clients in regard to amendments to gaming legislation enacted by government of Ontario including drafting legislative amendments and advised provincial governments in regard to gaming provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code.

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Kevin Weber, Gaming Regulations Attorney, Canada, Dickinson Wright Law Firm
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Kevin Weber is a partner in our Gaming Regulations Practice Group.

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Extensive practice before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada.

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