Why the senate is set to toss out a betting bill
What happens in the Senate, stays in the Senate. Well, maybe not quite...but the business of the upper chamber doesn't always make headlines.
This week could be an exception.In fact, senators could end up making history -- all because of a bill about sports gambling. Bill C-290 passed unanimously in the House of Commons, so normally, senators would be pulling out their rubber stamps right around now. But instead, the bill is in serious danger of being tossed out.
Conservative senator Bob Runciman is the bill's sponsor in the Senate. We spoke to him about why he hopes it passes, and then to Senator George Baker about why he opposes it.