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MCK to meet today with Federal Minister of Justice Lametti regarding new Gaming legislation


The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that Ratits�nhaienhs Gina Deer, Mike Delisle, Jr. and Ross Montour will meet with Canada�s Minister of Justice David Lametti to discuss issues regarding new legislation that could affect Kahnaw�:ke�s gaming industry.

Bill C-13, which was introduced into Parliament on November 26th, will legalize single-event sports betting in Canada.

While earlier expressing its disappointment that Bill C-13 does not specifically reference the interests of Indigenous people in the gaming industry, the MCK was encouraged to note that Minister Lametti stated 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,� stated Iets�nhaienhs Gina Deer earlier.

Today�s meeting will take place at 3pm and will be conducted via teleconference due to the pandemic.

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