Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath talks to Harold Howe about the state of horse racing in Ontario.
Taras Natyshak introduces his motion (M-15) to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
(1) implementation of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s transformation of gaming strategy be suspended until after the 2014 municipal elections in order to allow municipalities wanting to be a host site for a casino to undertake a referendum on the issue on or before the 2014 ballot;
(2) a panel composed of representatives nominated by the three recognized parties be tasked with hearing from stakeholders and drafting fair spending limits for parties taking part in the referendum on casinos;
(3) changes to the Slots at Racetracks partnership be frozen in order to enable the horse racing industry to continue to operate while the government engages the industry in a robust consultation with the goal of ensuring its survival, stability and growth; and
(4) current funds from unclaimed purses due to racetrack closures be made available to local or community racetracks
I rise here this afternoon to draw attention that for Ontario’s horse racing industry and the 60 000 hard-working men and women who are part of it, sadly, the end is near.
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monty McNaughton made a statement in the Legislature today about Ontario’s horse racing industry. You can watch the video at this link:
Click here to watch a segment from CTV Kitchener News last night regarding Premier Wynne’s announcement.
(Link to video of Kitchener CTV News segment) Future of Elora harness track remains in question | CTV Kitchener News.
This is a great documentary put together by Wellington County in support of Ontario’s horse racing industry.
A group of protesters are gathered outside Waterdown District High School ahead of a public meeting about a potential casino in downtown Hamilton.
Sue Leslie completed a wide ranging interview with Joe Tilley of CTV and provided him with extensive background information on the horse racing industry in Ontario, information that can be used for future pieces by CTV. Below is a link to a short edited piece of that discussion that was broadcast on CTV News.
Sue Leslie, president of the OHRIA, explains that 55,000 jobs are at risk if Ontario goes ahead with the planned cancellation of its slots and racetrack program.
Below is a video of an interview by AM640′s John Oakley with Dennis Mills of Racing Future.