Race­way de­ci­sion had an up­side

The Woolwich Observer - - COMMENT - NYLE BAU­MAN | ELMIRA

To the Ed­i­tor, I AM CON­TIN­U­ALLY PERTURBED by the fact that The Ob­server finds it nec­es­sary to re­peat­edly pub­lish the earn­ings that Cen­tre Welling­ton re­ceives from the On­tario Lot­tery and Gam­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (OLGC) rev­enue.

Why can you not ac­cept the fact that more than 15 years ago a demo­cratic process was fol­lowed, the tax­pay­ers of Wool­wich spoke and the Wool­wich coun­cil of the day chose not to fa­cil­i­tate the build­ing of a gam­ing es­tab­lish­ment in the town­ship?

Per­haps you could do a study on how many homes have been built on the for­mer Wool­wich Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety prop­erty, along with the tax and spinoff rev­enue gen­er­ated from those res­i­dents liv­ing in Elmira. While it may not match the $30.2 mil­lion that Cen­tre Welling­ton has re­ceived from the OLGC, I am sure that it is no small sum.

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