Allow companies to run lotteries and scratch tickets
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Canada is at an economic disadvantage to the United States and other countries because it is illegal for companies that exist to make a profit to own and run casinos and lotteries according to the current Criminal Code of Canada. Also, unless a person contacts their province's gaming control board, a person doesn't know this is the case.
Also, online casinos and lotteries are becoming more popular these days, so the longer the law stays the same, the more likely it is that Canadians will gamble online on websites not paying taxes to the Canadian government - losing the government a new stream of potential income. If the government wants to avoid raising taxes to pay off the debt, this is a potential source of cash that could be tapped with the right changes to the laws.
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