Loto-Québec has revealed that there were 8 actual or attempted suicides at the three casinos it operates in the Canadian province between 1999 and 2004. The corporation was forced to release information on security incidents after its lengthy legal bid to block a freedom of information request was rejected by the Quebec Court of Appeal in December 2007.Anti-poverty activist Bill Clennet filed the freedom of information request in July 2002 in order to force Loto Québec to hand over details of incidents of customer distress requiring ambulance attention at the province’s three licensed casinos – the Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino du Charlevoix and the Casino du Montréal.
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