Online gambling: B.C.’s billion-dollar gift horse
By Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, August 24, 2009: In government, one never says never. Which is why politicians should always be careful about proclaiming war on potential revenue streams.
A couple of years ago, the minister in charge of policing in B.C. said he was out to eradicate online gambling. But then one day, Rich Coleman switched portfolios and was suddenly overseeing gaming, a huge government revenue producer. [Continue reading this article here.]