On Monday, May 6th GFB: Peter Chen and Jim Jessop

May 03, 2013

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:15am ET | Peter Chen

12:15am ET | Jim Jessop

GUEST – Peter Chen, an addiction therapist in the problem gambling program at CAMH, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

TOPIC – Problem gambling.

INFO – It is a problem that affects many people. In Ontario, 4.8 per cent of adults (449,000 people) have moderate or severe gambling problems. An additional 9.6 per cent (860,000 people) are classified as “at-risk” for problem gambling. A 2001 survey for the Responsible Gambling Council found that one in six Ontario adults report a problem resulting from either their own or another person’s gambling.

GUEST- Jim Jessop, Deputy fire chief, London Fire dept.

TOPIC- Mandatory sprinklers in care homes.

INFO – He is in Toronto at a conference where Kathleen Wynne will announce today that sprinklers will be required in all care homes. We talked to Jim Jessop about this a year ago. He is now deputy fire chief in London.

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