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Julian IchimSocial activist, Julian Ichim, is scheduled to be on Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on Truth Frequency Radio, June 23, 2013 from 8 to 9 PM EDT.

I plan to discuss the plans for a casino in the region of Waterloo, where I live, the $818 million Light Rail Transit fiasco, Waterloo’s extraction of taxes to go to wealthy developers to “develop” the student ghetto of Northdale, the Region giving corporate welfare to pay for empty airline seats, the bad behaviour of some police and judges in the area, and his activism.

No matter where you live, the principles of widespread wealth redistribution at the hands of government, blatant corporate welfare, and bad government representation and policies are things you will be able to identify with, and my focus is on diagnosing the symptoms and formulating the appropriate remedies.

I previously interviewed him on October 14, 2012.

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English: Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort - Fac...

Ontario towns and cities, desperate for funds in these challenging economic times, are considering casinos in an effort to raise revenues, instead of doing less disruptive things like issuing municipal bonds to employees in lieu of pay increases, as has been suggested by John Turmel, whom I have previously interviewed.

With the vote by Woolwich Township council for the community to be considered by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to host a casino, by being bribed with some of its own taxpayer money, neighbouring Waterloo City Council has sought input through emails, phone calls and an online survey, and I have registered my sentiments:

We shouldn’t be bribed and pitted against each other in our respective communities with our own taxpayer money by our provincial government’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation. If a private consortium wishes to build a casino, then by all means, so long as it pays for all increased social services costs through a fee levied on every gambler.

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