Councillor Frances Nunziata has, according to The Star, admitted to wanting a casino in Toronto.
Frances Nunziata, the council speaker and a staunch Ford ally, spoke in support of a Toronto casino on the mayor’s radio show in January. “It’s crazy for us not to generate that much-needed revenue” for the city, she said
Frances Nunziata’s brother, John Nunziata, is a pro-casino lobbyist, but, according to the article, and public records, he has never lobbied her. John Nunziata is also a former York South-Weston MP.
Your humble correspondent thinks a casino in Toronto is nuts. There are a few more direct ways of raising revenue that we should try before we resort to asking MGM to kick us back 1% of the stupid levy. We could, for instance, try, say, taxing parking spots. Or cars. Or property transfers. Or we could tax brothels, of which we seem to have quite a few. Brothels, in contrast to casinos, make clients happy.