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City Casino Referendum, October 27, 2014

This Article is By: Kingston Electors    On  Oct. - 11, 2014

Casino Question on the Ballot

Ballot Question

Are you in favour of a casino being located in the City of Kingston?
Yes. No.

Registrants

Candidate Name               Address                Contact                Date Filed

Lougheed, Anne              36 Alma Street

Kingston, ON K7K 1J6      613-549-0189

nocasinokingston@gmail.com

www.nocasinokingston.ca


Background

On October 27, 2014 the following question will appear on the ballot for the 2014 Kingston Municipal Election:

Are you in favour of a casino being located in the City of Kingston?
Yes. No.

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) Section 8, a municipality has the authority to place a question on the ballot, by passing a by-law.

A public meeting and Council meeting on the proposed question was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. At this meeting Council enacted By-law 2014-73, a By-law to place a question on the 2014 ballot.


How to Vote on the Question

The question will appear on the ballot for the Municipal Election on Monday, October, 27, 2014. Advance voting dates will also be available. To be eligible to vote on the question a voter must be eligible to vote in the City's election. See Information for Voters for details on eligibility and confirm that you are registered to vote.


How the Vote will be determined

The results of the vote on the question will be binding if:

  • 50 per cent of electors vote on the question;
    and
  • more than 50 per cent of those votes are in favour of the result.

If there is a binding YES vote the municipal council would be required to advise the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that it had consulted with the public and that the public were in favour of a casino being located in Kingston, and pass and provide the OLG with a resolution supporting the establishment of a casino. If the question was rejected, the municipal council would be required to advise the OLG that the public were not in favour of a casino being located in Kingston and pass and provide the OLG with a resolution that it did not support the establishment of a casino.

For more information visit the OLG process and a possible gaming facility page.


Registration

The Act provides for the opportunity for an individual, corporation or trade union that proposes to incur campaign expenses with respect to a question submitted to the electors in accordance with the Act, to register with the Clerk.

The following are eligible to register for this purpose:

  • An individual who is normally a resident of Ontario
  • A corporation that carries on the business in Ontario
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

The filing of registration provides similar rights and obligations as a candidate with regard to raising funds and incurring campaign expenses, and the campaign will begin the day the registration is filed.

A Registrants' Package is available at the municipal election office. Contact the election office for more details.