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Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

More Track Deals Announced; Wynne Promises To Incorporate Horse Racing Into OLG Modernization

March 8, 2013:

Ontario's horse racing industry waited with bated breath on Friday, March 8 for Premier Kathleen Wynne to make her much-anticipated announcement regarding the future of racing in the province....read on

Snobelen: 'Change Is Never Easy'

March 6, 2013:

Last week, John Snobelen, member of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Panel, penned an opinion column discussing the panel's decisions and reasoning in relation to the transitioning of the Ontario horse racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

MacDonald Keeps Momentum Going

March 5, 2013:

Four weeks removed from his well-received fundraising event at Mohawk Racetrack, Guelph PC candidate and driver Anthony MacDonald is not showing any signs of easing up on the political throttle....read on

Wynne Says Errors Were Made

March 4, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Flamborough this past weekend when she went on the record as saying that her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty, knew that errors had been made regarding how the Ontario horse racing industry had been dealt with....read on

CTV Goes Off To The Races

March 2, 2013:

With the end of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Slots-At-Racetracks program looming March 31, Kitchener's CTV News has taken an in-depth look at the state of Ontario's horse racing industry in a special four-part series....read on

OHRIA To Get Aggressive?

March 1, 2013:

In a release issued on Friday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that its board of directors approved an aggressive campaign in the event that negotiations with the government fall through....read on

NDP To Re-Introduce Anti-Modernization Motion

February 28, 2013:

Ontario's opposition parties have been quite vocal in giving verbal support for the province's beleaguered horse-racing industry. Front and centre in the year-long crisis have been PC MPP Monte McNaughton and NDP MPP Taras Natyshak. If observers have thought their criticism of the Ontario Liberals' handling of the horse-racing industry was going to cease, they are dead wrong....read on

An Open Letter To Premier Wynne

February 28, 2013:

"Premier Wynne, your transition panel is designing a model for the horse racing industry that is unsustainable and will result in an industry that is represented by three to five racetracks attached to casinos and basically zero rural or economic benefits to the Province of Ontario."...read on

No GCGC/OLG Agreement, Yet More Slots

February 27, 2013:

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has yet to reach a tentative lease agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to house the province’s slot machines at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs, but it has been reported that more machines are on their way to the latter location, regardless....read on

Snobelen On Overnight Purses

February 27, 2013:

In issuing a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday asking her to reinstate the slots-at-racetracks program, Hall of Famer Robert Burgess revealed that Ontario's overnight purse structure outside of Woodbine & Mohawk Racetracks could be "only ten million dollars" for 2013. That number came from Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel member John Snobelen....read on

NDP, PC Want Ontarians To Be Heard

February 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, February 26 during question period in the Ontario Legislature, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (New Democratic Party) called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to halt the privatization of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and to give communities a say in planning casino openings....read on

OLG, Ajax Downs Reach Tentative Deal

February 26, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has announced that it has reached a lease agreement in principle with the operators of Ajax Downs....read on

Burgess: Reinstate SARP

February 26, 2013:

Robert Burgess has renewed his call for the slots-at-racetracks program to be left in effect beyond its scheduled March 31, 2013 termination date....read on

Ontario's Big Gamble

February 25, 2013:

Sun News Network has examined the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming plan in a special three-part series, and what could be the most contentious strategy item is still yet to hit the province....read on


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