It might be small, but it when it comes to graft, Prince Edward Island plays in the big leagues: secret off-the-books committees, conflicts of interest run amok, public records mysteriously destroyed, a provincial government doing an end-run on the criminal code.

Inside PEI’s long, strange attempt to become Canada’s online gambling hub.

Featured in this episode: Robyn Doolittle (The Globe and Mail), Stu Neatby (The Guardian), Paul Maines.

To learn more:

“Small island, big bet: How PEI lost its online gambling gamble” in The Globe and Mail by Robyn Doolittle and Jane Taber

“How Prince Edward Island almost made millions from Internet gambling” in The Guardian  by Teresa Wright

“Island businessman denies knowing he was sole director of e-gaming shell company” in The Guardian by Stuart Neatby.

CORRECTION: PEI has two Green Party MLAs, not one, as stated in this episode.


This episode of COMMONS is sponsored by Endy and HelloFresh.