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The Economic Impact of Single Sports Betting

By Wendy Bretz | December 18, 2019 |
Sports Betting Canada

Rakesh Naidu, President and CEO During the recent intense federal campaign, many hot-button topics were discussed including single sports betting.  Single sports betting is defined as placing a wager on the outcome of a single sporting event.  A wager, for example, could be on who will win a football game, if a hockey player will…

The Detrimental Impact of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Both Sides of the Border

By Wendy Bretz | June 18, 2019 |

June 6, 2019 Rakesh Naidu Almost a year ago, amidst negotiations for a new North American free-trade agreement, the United States imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. U.S. President Trump claimed that the tariffs on aluminum and steel were put in place to target foreign countries’ trade practices that are harming American companies and…

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Resolution Focused on the Wine Industry Receives Unanimous Approval from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

By Wendy Bretz | June 17, 2019 |
A row of grapes growing in a vineyard.

May 9, 2019 Rakesh Naidu On May 4th, I had the pleasure of attending the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s AGM to present a policy resolution which seeks to make changes to the retail sale of alcohol in Ontario to demonstrate support for the local industry and jobs in the wine and grape sector. The resolution was co-sponsored…