Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong has received the independent report from Skip Triplett that examines government's community gaming grant system for British Columbia.
Triplett, the former Kwantlen Polytechnic University president who has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, delivered his report to the minister today. Government will release the report, in full, within the next 60 days - once it has had an opportunity to thoroughly review the document and determine next steps based on the options provided.
In July, Premier Christy Clark appointed Triplett to conduct an independent review and develop options for the Province on how to improve the governance and funding formula for gaming grants. In 2010-11, government distributed $135 million - including an additional one-time increase of $15 million - in these grants to approximately 6,000 groups throughout British Columbia.
Triplett's review was extensive and inclusive. More than 1,700 British Columbians participated in the process. He met with a wide range of stakeholders and heard more than 300 presentations during 19 community and multi-media forums. His review also received more than 500 written submissions during August and September of this year.
- The Community Gaming Grant Review website: www.communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca
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