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Province to direct portion of liquor, lottery profits to addictions programs
The Manitoba government will introduce legislation to direct that two per cent of the new Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corp.’s profits each year be invested in responsible gaming and consumption programs.
The commitment would increase existing funding for such programs by about $20 million over the next four years, said Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau.
The province recently merged the liquor and lotteries corporations into one entity to save money.
"With the merger, we are proud to enhance the level of social responsibility funding on a permanent basis," said Winston Hodgins, president and CEO of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corp., said in a press release.
New funding of almost $1 million will go to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba to operate a new centre that will open in 2014.
The River Point Centre will expand addictions services as well as house a new additions intake office where Manitobans can access all government-funded addictions services, Rondeau said.
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