The proposed Edgewater Mega-Casino in False Creek Vancouver was successfully blocked in 2011. Let’s do it again in Surrey on Jan 14th 2013 at Surrey City Hall!
In the battle against the Edgewater Mega-Casino, a group of former RCMP and Vancouver police officers urged Vancouver city council not to approve a massive casino project proposed for the city’s downtown.
The group, comprising 16 retired officers, a currently serving RCMP sergeant and a police psychologist, wrote an open letter to council, which describes the planned relocation and expansion the Edgewater Casino as an invitation to increased criminal activity and gambling addiction.
While the Casino and BCLC disagreed with these police officers, one must wonder if the millions of dollars to be made affected their research. These police officers spoke up on their own time and for no pay other than for the honor of serving and protecting their community once more.
Our thanks to the many great RCMP and Vancouver Police officers for their unceasing efforts to serve and protect the community, and the dedication to duty both while on active duty and long into their retirement years! Our gratitude and respect to you all!
Here is a link to a short video from the CBC on this called “Former officers slam Vancouver casino proposal” Click on bit.ly/UW0Mfy