St. Catharines council supports casino jobs

St. Catharines council weighing in on the change of management coming to the casinos in Niagara Falls.

Noting how closely tied the St. Catharines economy is to jobs at the casino, councillors supporting a motion asking MPP Jim Bradley to work to defend jobs at the gaming establishments.

Both Regional Chair Alan Caslin and Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati have penned a letter to the province asking that local politicians be included in discussions on the proposed management change.

There are fears the change could end up costing 1,400 jobs, along with millions of dollars in losses to the local economy.

Despite promises by the OLG that Niagara officials would be included in talks regarding the future management of the casinos, they have been shut out of the process.