NBA Statement to the Senate of Canada's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, June 2015
"The IOC's first and foremost aim is the integrity of sport. This goes hand in hand with having as transparent and well-regulated sports betting markets as possible."
"The aim of Bill C290 is clearly to bring back sports betting to the legal Canadian market. This would consequently bring more transparency which is in line with the objectives of the Council of Europe 'Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions'"
Letter from Friedrich Martens, Head of Integrity Betting Intelligence System, Ethics and Compliance Office, The International Olympic Committee, June 11, 2015
"Senators, you are in no position to refute the wishes of the very organizations you were so concerned with helping," concluded Mr. Rutsey. "Your behaviour is nonsensical and actually enables match fixing to take place in Canada right now. Your only option to protect the integrity of sport is to pass Bill C290 immediately."