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Ontario Headed To An Election

Published: May 2, 2014 1:31 pm ET

Last Comment: May 6, 2014 9:39 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Both the Ontario NDP and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party have said that they will be rejecting the minority Ontario Liberal Party’s 2014 provincial budget, thus Ontarians will be heading to the polls for an upcoming election.

On Friday, May 2, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stated that she and her party have lost confidence in the Liberal Government. The NDP position on the budget comes after the Ontario PC Party and its leader, Tim Hudak, have repeatedly said that they will not be supporting the budget.

To read an NDP release stating that it will not be supporting the budget, click here.

The Liberals scrapped the provincial Slots-at-Racetracks program, although, on March 31 of this year, the Ontario Liberal Party announced its five-year, $500-million plan for the province’s horse racing industry. The plan came into effect April 1.

Last fall, Horwath and the Ontario NDP announced that, if elected, it would reinstate the Slots-at-Racetracks program; furthering that, if elected, the Ontario NDP would work with the Ontario horse racing industry to make the program more accountable and transparent.

Hudak and the Ontario PC Party announced last fall that, if elected, it would re-establish, but fix, a slots-at-racetracks program that would be transparent, accountable and affordable to the taxpayer. The announcement came as an aspect of the party’s five-point plan for the Ontario racing industry.

The election date has been set for June 12, 2014.

May 6, 2014 - 9:39 amWith apologies to Gloria

With apologies to Gloria Steinem, Racing needs politicians like a fish needs a bicycle!!

May 4, 2014 - 8:41 pmFrom a different direction:

From a different direction: If you vote you are to blame for the nonsense that is to follow. You put them in to power,they are your responsibility. By abstaining, you are in no way responsible for what happens. All ballots at every gov't level should contain a check box that reads - "NO SUITABLE CANDIDATE"

Tim Hudak says there is no grey area - a PC gov't would reinstate a Slots at Racetracks program. #PCQnA #ONpoli March 25th, Milton, ON

May 4, 2014 - 3:30 pmTake heed, people...... it

Take heed, people...... it was the Liberal gov't that devastated what once was a prosperous, viable and profitable industry for all (including the gov't) and turned it into a "welfare" state that not only destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of people but also caused the slaughter of thousands of horses. It's time to VOTE and show them the error of their ways.

May 2, 2014 - 3:57 pmEvery person who is involved

Joe Travis SAID...

Every person who is involved with horse racing should make a big commitment to vote. If you do not vote, then you cannot complain.

May 2, 2014 - 2:48 pmFinally sanity can return to

Norm Brunet SAID...

Finally sanity can return to this once mighty Province. Good to note that Hudak categorized SARP for what it truly was a " REVENUE SHARING " agreement and NOT a subsidy. Ontarian's will finally get to judge the Liberals and the propaganda machine.


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