Say NO to a South Surrey Casino
  • Petitioned Mayor Dianne Watts

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of Surrey
Mayor Dianne Watts
City of Surrey Planner
Ron Gill
Surrey City Councilor
Tom Gill
Surrey City Councilor
Bruce Hayne
Surrey City Councilor
Marvin Hunt
Surrey City Councilor
Mary Martin
Surrey City Councilor
Barinder Rasode
Surrey City Councilor
Barbara Steele
Surrey City Councilor
Judy Villeneuve

Say NO to a South Surrey Casino

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January 2013


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Ask Mayor Dianne Watts and Surrey City Council to respect the wishes of the community and deny Gateway a gambling license for the proposed South Surrey Casino.

The City of Surrey’s own report shows that 83.5% of Surrey residents oppose the proposed South Surrey casino and entertainment complex. Within 5 kms of the complex, the number opposed goes up to an overwhelming 94.3% opposed.

The residents of Surrey clearly do not want this casino!

According to a recent Toronto Board of Health Report, casinos raise significant public health concerns and cause a major increase in gambling addictions. Increased crime, lower property values, loss of our unique community feel, and increased social issues could be the future for South Surrey in exchange for the $3 Million that Gateway claims Surrey will receive each year. That boils down to just $23 per household. Would you be willing to accept $23 in exchange for more crime and poverty down the street from where you live? No, of course not. However that is exactly what BCLC and Gateway are asking Surrey Tax Payers to accept. It is a bad deal for Surrey and it is a bad deal for the community. Just say NO to this proposed South Surrey Casino.

Let’s make sure we have the numbers we need to send the right message to City Hall in time for the January 14th Public Hearing. Show the Mayor and Surrey City Council that Marvin Hunt got it right when he voted to deny Gateway a Casino Gaming License at the December 10th Land Use Committee meeting.

Surrey does not want this proposed South Surrey Casino. Sign the petition now!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gordon Manning SURREY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I live here...most of the people for this Casino are not members of this community ...they live out side ...the jobs they are creating are for people outside of White Rock and most of the jobs will be low paying and construction jobs are temporary ...what a way to destroy a wonderful property ...

    • Charmaine Voth SURREY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's not the kind of industry I want in my back yard.

    • Steve Block SURREY, B.C., CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Seen what gambling does to families.

    • Gail Pozniak SURREY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Environmental changes; social problems from gambling addiction

    • Bonnie Hartney SURREY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I value living in Surrey because of the quiet roads, calm natural spaces with birds to watch, lots of tall trees and native plants and animals. I love walking in South Surrey. We left Richmond when the traffic became stressful, the green spaces were destroyed and there was no sense of quiet or calm. It took a toll on my family's health and well being. Please don't make the same mistakes here in Surrey.


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