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BANC - Standing Committee

Banking, Commerce and the Economy

Report of the committee

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the honour to present its


Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), has, in obedience to the order of reference of May 25, 2021, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,



Observations to the third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (Bill C-218)

Observation 1

The committee strongly encourages the federal government to sign the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions in order to align with international practices on combatting match fixing, and to work with the provinces and territories – which have jurisdiction over gaming – in this regard.

Observation 2

The committee is of the opinion that, where appropriate, provinces and territories should work with First Nations and relevant groups on agreements related to gaming.

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