This week, ARPA Canada sent a letter to Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford and the 44 councillors urging them to reconsider the Mayor’s position on building a casino in the downtown core. Mr. Ford is on record as advocating for the casino as a financial saviour of the city. Sadly, he has dismissed outright many of the social scientific evidence that demonstrates the incredible costs to the city in law enforcement and lost revenue for small and mid-size business as well as the heavy toll on addiction services and the losses to familes and employers because of gambling addictions. Thankfully many of the councillors have been receptive to our position. Check out our letter attached, and consider sending a note to Mr. Ford encouraging him to rethink his position.