Ontario's Smoking By-Law Double Standard
When the new tough no smoking by-law came into effect last year a lot of restaurants and bars that had spend upwards of $200,000 to build smoking rooms were told, tough luck, no go.
At that time the largest complainers were the casinos and bingo halls, where patrons are higher smokers than elsewhere. Now, all of a sudden today, the Ontario Government has decided in their wisdom (greed) that they will allow smoking at government owned casinos. You figure out why, but private business is "fuming".
McGuinty's government very quietly amended the by-law because business is down thirty percent this year. Hypocrisy at it's best and of course McGuinty is touring India so unavailable for comment.