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No new study on gambling

After killing a report on the social cost of problem gambling, the province is not pursuing any new study into the area.

The NDP cancelled a three-year-old report on problem gambling, despite paying about $140,000 for it so far, because they said the methodology is too flawed to be useful. They have refused to release the final draft of the study to the public, saying it is “confusing” and would create undue anxiety and apprehension.

Industry Minister Marilyn More said Tuesday that the province is planning a new study on the costs of problem gambling that will be more useful than the last one.

Yesterday she retracted that comment, saying she was mistaken.

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