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Connect With Premier Wynne

September 27, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting the province to connect with her this weekend through what's being referred to as an "innovative platform consultation process."...read on

OHRIA: Horse Racing Industry Job Losses Double That Of Blackberry

September 24, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 24, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release which states that the job losses caused by the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks Program are more than double the expected worldwide job losses of Blackberry....read on

Panel Comments On Price Tag

September 13, 2013:

The three members of Ontario's Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel -- Elmer Buchanan, John Snobelen and John Wilkinson -- have commented on a report from MPP Randy Pettapiece that detailed the wages and expenses allotted to the three government-appointed consultants....read on

Wynne Sends Letter To Panel

September 11, 2013:

On September 10, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food -- as well as the province's Premier -- Kathleen Wynne issued a letter to the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel asking for a five-year-plan for Ontario's horse racing industry....read on

OHRIA Response To Ontario Horse Racing Transitional Panel

August 16, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has responded to the proposals put forward by the Transition Panel’s Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario with what they consider "a more workable approach to moving the Industry forward."...read on

Leslie On Draft Plan Consultations

July 20, 2013:

OHRIA's Sue Leslie recently conducted an interview providing the horse racing industry with an update on OHRIA's response to the Transition Panel's draft plan....read on

OHRIA Developing Response To Proposal

July 16, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has announced that it is currently developing an industry response to the Province's Horse Racing Transition Panel's draft proposal, with specific focus on providing recommended options on the subjects which were identified in recently-held public consultation sessions....read on

OHRIA Encourages Draft Feedback

June 28, 2013:

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association President Sue Leslie has issued a letter to the industry, encouraging feedback on the Horse Racing Industry Panel's plan for horse racing in Ontario....read on

Horsemen React To Ottawa Casino

June 5, 2013:

"You talk about the fights that [Mayor Jim] Watson and I had personally in the media, a number of people questioned that relationship today in speaking to the media this morning. I said it's just like a hockey game, you shake hands at the end and I'm looking forward to developing a strong relationship on behalf of the horsepeople in this region for a long, long time."...read on

OLG Responds To OHRIA

June 3, 2013:

On Monday afternoon, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. President & CEO Rod Phillips issued a letter to the horse racing industry addressing the concerns presented by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association late last week....read on

OHRIA Sounds Alarm Over RFPQ, Sole Bundle Operators

May 30, 2013:

OHRIA has voiced its concern with the OLG's recent RFPQ announcement. OHRIA stated that "integrating the [horse-racing industry into OLG modernization] will be meaningless if racetracks in Northern, Eastern and Southwestern Ontario lose their zones to other gaming operators due to OLG decisions before integration has occurred.”...read on

Councillors Want To Vote On Woodbine Again

May 30, 2013:

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has been cited as saying that he would like City Council to revisit its decision to not allow gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack. "I’d re-open (the vote) as many times as it takes to make sure we get a casino (at Woodbine),” he was quoted as saying....read on

OHRIA Responds To OLG Changes

May 17, 2013:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure of Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of Directors....read on

New Hope For Hiawatha?

April 20, 2013:

After stating that his track was left out of the discussion for Ontario's harness racing industry, Hiawatha Horse Park owner Jim Henderson has some renewed optimism....read on

Leslie On Auditor General Review

April 18, 2013:

"It's going to be very difficult from all the facts I have for the Auditor General to be able to support the decision of the McGuinty government."...read on


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