Government Gambling and Broken Families



October 29, 2010

By Derek Miedema, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada: Gambling in Canada is big business. Statistics Canada reports that gambling brought in over $13 billion in revenue in 2008.1 The decisions of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces to allow government-sanctioned online gambling are a sign that governments still want more…The purpose of this paper is to bring to light the negative effects of gambling on the families of Canadian problem gamblers. Read the report here.

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