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LOTTERY TICKETS - April 4, 2008 - Lottery scratch-and-win tickets sold at a Whitby area convenience store April 4, 2008. (Photo by Yvonne Berg for The Globe and Mail)
LOTTERY TICKETS - April 4, 2008 - Lottery scratch-and-win tickets sold at a Whitby area convenience store April 4, 2008. (Photo by Yvonne Berg for The Globe and Mail)
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SEAN SILCOFF

Ontario’s lottery privatization long overdue, but don’t bet on seeing it

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It’s a refreshing change to see the Ontario government embrace a privatization initiative. On Monday, the Globe and Mail revealed Ontario is taking steps to privatize its lucrative but stagnant lottery business, by inviting bidders to operate the system that the province would continue to own.