Adrian Raeside has produced some of the best cartoons on the topic of gambling, casinos and the government. A long-time political cartoonist in British Columbia, he is much loved here. Cartoons via here, here and here.
If you have links to to other cartoons on this topic, could you alert us (and our readers) in the comments? Thanks!
The cartoon below is specific to B.C., where gambling was expanded only with the promise that charities/arts would receive 33% of its revenue. Charities only ever received 10% at best, even though in exchange for the 33% they were forced to advocate on behalf of casino companies’ applications to build new casinos all over the province. In 2009 they received massive govt cuts to that 10%, cuts that contravened the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement and thus illegal. The minister at the time was Rich Coleman of the BC Liberals. The cartoon also makes reference to the habit of gambling addicts of leaving their children in the car for hours. Many casinos employ someone to check parking lots for children abandoned in cars.