Enforce gaming legislation so parents aren't forced to buy lottery tickets

There is a growing problem in BC, with youth sports organizations increasingly making it mandatory that parents sell (or buy) a minimum number of lottery tickets each year, as part of the club's fundraising program. Not only is this unethical, as it creates a direct association between youth sports and gambling, but it is illegal. There are already laws on the books against this practice, but without consistent enforcement an increasing number of groups are taking up this practice so as not to fall behind their competitors. We need better enforcement in order to ensure a level playing field, eliminate this source of hidden fees, and remove the pressure on parents who want their child to participate in sports without being forced to gamble as a condition of membership.

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  • commented 2016-12-14 20:09:55 -0800
    Erik, as Research and Policy Chair and Vice Chair of the Platform policy Advisory Committee, I want to thank you for your input.
    Bill Masse
  • published this page in Make a suggestion 2016-09-24 14:19:33 -0700
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