Tag Archives: Joe Comartin
- Canada sports betting bill appears doomed to die a procedural death
October 9, 2014
Canada’s Senate has finally resumed debate on the long-stalled C-290 sports betting legislation, but the finish line keeps getting further away. On Tuesday, Liberal Sen. George Baker (pictured) rose to address his fellow unelected members of Canada’s upper house on C-290, which aims to amend the Criminal Code to permit...
- Senator: Leagues’ fight against Canada sports bets “doesn’t make a lot of sense”
October 31, 2012
The push to bring state-sanctioned single-game sports betting to Canada hit another snag on Tuesday with the news that the National Hockey League will testify against the pending legislation before a Senate committee. The C-290 bill, which was introduced by New Democratic Party MP Joe Comartin and passed by the...
- Major League Baseball’s last-minute bid to kill Canadian sports betting legislation
October 25, 2012
Imagine one of those old western movies in which the white-hatted hero remarks that things are “quiet. Too quiet.” That’s how you might have described the remarkably unimpeded legislative progress of C-290, the single-game sports betting bill introduced into the Canadian parliament by Joe Comartin, the NDP MP for Windsor,...
- Single-game sports betting bill approved by Canada’s House of Commons
March 3, 2012
New Democratic Party MP Joe Comartin’s long battle to bring single-game sports betting to Canadian punters crossed a significant threshold on Friday. Comartin’s private member’s bill C-290 passed its third reading in the House of Commons, leaving only a Senatorial rubber stamp to enshrine single-game sports bets into Canadian law....
- Comartin sports betting bill passes committee; OLG to end racing subsidy?
February 17, 2012
UPDATE: The Committee has unanimously approved Comartin's bill, sending it back to Parliament for a third reading sometime this spring, after which it will move to the Senate, where Comartin expects it will be warmly received. Joe Comartin, federal MP for Windsor-Tecumseh in Ontario, gave testimony Thursday before the Standing...
- Canadian lotteries willing to fib in order to legally offer single game sports betting
December 4, 2011
The National Hockey League has followed the lead of the National Football League in condemning proposals by forward thinking legislators to bring sports betting to the North American masses. The recent progress made in the Canadian parliament by MP Joe Comartin’s single-game sports betting bill has the NHL spooked in...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017