Quebec authorities were intended to ban online gambling portals. However, their plans faced some problems.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) filed a lawsuit to cancel a bill that regulated activities of the gambling resources as anticonstitutional. This bill was approved by the authorities of Quebec.
Some experts on gambling and public activists found this bill absolutely oppressive. According to them, this law is designed to remove competitors from the local market.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is supposed to be a non-profit organization that focuses on telecommunications. Its representatives believe that this bill does not correspond to the Telecommunications Act and violates the right to speak freely.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre doubts that the law has been created to save the health of local residents, as this is stated in the bill. The organization also believes that the intention of the local officials is almost unrealizable, since gamblers can avoid showing their IP addresses by using various DNS servers.
The implementation of the bill may stimulate other Canadian provinces to follow an example and create new schemes in order to regulate gambling on the Internet.