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MCK responds as Federal government introduces new Gaming legislation


The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the public that the federal government has tabled new legislation yesterday that could affect Kahnaw�:ke�s gaming industry.

Bill C-13 (which replaces former Private Member�s Bill C-218) was introduced into Parliament today by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada, David Lametti. The new bill is almost identical to Bill C-218 and will legalize single-event sports betting in Canada.

The MCK is disappointed that Bill C-13 does not specifically reference the interests of Indigenous people in the gaming industry. However, MCK is encouraged to note the Minister Lametti�s statement that the Bill creates �the opportunity to work with Indigenous people to strengthen their participation in the gaming industry.�

�In previous discussions, Minister Lametti has acknowledged the �legitimate gaming architecture� Kahnaw�:ke has established, and has indicated his support for it,� said Ietsenahienhs Gina Deer. �MCK is encouraged by Minister Lametti�s assurances and looks forward to working with him to ensure Kahnaw�:ke�s role in the gaming industry is given the recognition and encouragement it deserves.�

The MCK will continue to follow developments as they occur.

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