Weekly Wrap Up - May 21, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* Vancouver might not be the only major city in the province getting a new gaming facility. The province's largest bingo hall operator has been pushing to open one of its mini-casinos in Victoria;

* who made the controversial decision to shutdown the province's anti-illegal gaming enforcement team? In October, Rich Coleman told reporters he did. Later, the gaming minister explained he only meant to take "responsibility for that decision" - which was actually made by the team's consultative board. But internal documents obtained to-date by Public Eye suggest the board may have had little involvement in disbanding IIGET;

* last month, Attorney General Mike de Jong told reporters the children and youth representative's information rights didn't include cabinet documents because the government is prohibited from releasing such confidences under section 12 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. But more and more it looks like the foundation of that argument, which was first made by the premier's deputy minister Allan Seckel, is flawed;

* West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country federal Liberal candidate Daniel Veniez encouraged supporters to "make their voices heard" at an event featuring Environment Minister Jim Prentice;

* the bargaining committee representing provincial New Democrat constituency assistants has reached a tentative collective agreement with their employers;

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