On October 10, 2018, Chief and Council passed Order-In-Council No. 2419, titled “Gaming Regulation”. The purpose of this OIC is to put in place a Listuguj gaming law and regulatory framework that will serve the community by establishing fairness and security of gaming operations in, by, and for Listuguj. This regulatory framework and its underlying gaming law will be a Listuguj law established by and for the people of Listuguj. It will not be subordinate to Federal or Provincial law.
The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG), executed a request for proposals in early 2018 and as result, hired the law firm Dickinson Wright, LLP. Dickinson Wright has significant experience in the field of gaming law and notably Aboriginal gaming in Canada.
A gaming commission staffed by Listuguj band members will be a central component of the gaming law and regulatory framework. New jobs and areas of expertise will be developed and created as an added benefit.
In the coming months, you, the band members of Listuguj will be requested to express your interests, concerns, hopes, and issues about gaming and its future in Listuguj. Dickinson Wright and LMG representatives will be presenting information on the gaming law and regulatory framework through community engagement. LMG wants to use the best ways and means to obtain the views of Listuguj band members. LMG welcomes and encourages all arguments for or against to come express yourself and do so in a respectful manner.
More details about the date, time, location, format, and content of the community meeting sessions will be made available in advance.
“This is an important next step for Listuguj. Asserting Listuguj’s jurisdiction and laws in Listuguj will strengthen our community moving forward. “- Chief Darcy Gray
We look forward to hearing what you have to say and for more information, contact Mike Isaac, Communications Manager at (418) 788-2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 17 Riverside West, Listuguj, Quebec G0C 2R0.