POLITICS: City won’t rush casino decision

KINGSTON - Mayor Mark Gerretsen says he won’t allow council to be rushed into deciding whether to bring a casino to Kingston and is prepared to tell the province to “back off, you’re pushing too hard.” Gerretsen said he was impressed with the 45 speakers at a public meeting on Wednesday night – many of whom noted that the decision councillors had to make next month was being rushed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. “That is an extremely good point and it might put us in a situation where we need more information,” Gerretsen told the Whig-Standard. “I’m not going to vote in favour of this because I’m being rushed. I would suggest to council that we tell OLG we need more time, back off.” Read article