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McNaughton Wants Auditor General To Investigate SARP Cancellation

March 27, 2013:

On Wednesday, March 27, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton called on the Auditor General to investigate the Ontario Liberal Party's decision to terminate the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Racing To Be Supported By Slots Workers At Queen’s Park Thursday

March 27, 2013:

"Mr. Natyshak's motion is a big step in the right direction. PSAC represents 480 workers in the gaming sector in Ontario, including 80 at Georgian Downs Racetrack in Innisfil whose livelihoods are in jeopardy, along with those of thousands of others in communities across Ontario.”...read on

PC Party To Support SARP Motion

March 26, 2013:

"If we decide to build more gaming facilities or expand gaming in Ontario, let's do it at the existing tracks. It's been such a wonderful successful economic development tool, to create these 60,000 jobs and it's something we're absolutely committed to doing if we win government."...read on

Woodbine Casino Workers Prepared To Strike

March 26, 2013:

It has been announced that workers within the casino area of Woodbine Racetrack have voted in support of strike action....read on

Updated: More Ontario Tracks Ink Transitional Funding Deals

March 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, March 26 it was announced by both the Ontario Liberal Party and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that transitional funding agreements have been reached which will ensure the continuation of live racing at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs beyond March 31, 2013. The Province of Ontario has also announced that it has reached a transitional funding agreement for the Fort Erie Race Track....read on

Horwath Questions Wynne Over Layoffs

March 25, 2013:

On Monday, March 25 during Question Period in the Ontario Legislature, Andrea Horwath, leader of the province's New Democratic Party, questioned Premier Kathleen Wynne about the recent job losses at The Raceway at the Western Fair District in London, Ont....read on

Holmes: Vaughan Casino Would Have "Devastating" Impact

March 25, 2013:

Jane Holmes, vice president of Corporate Affairs for the Woodbine Entertainment Group, has gone on the record in regard to the City of Vaughan being added to the 'C1' gaming zone within the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan....read on

More On Taras Natyshak's Motion

March 24, 2013:

Many questions surround the motion that will be presented and debated in Ontario's provincial legislature this Thursday, March 28. What does it mean for the slots-at-racetracks program? Is the motion binding? And are the Progressive Conservatives working with the NDP on this motion?...read on

Western Fair Forced To Cut Jobs

March 23, 2013:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has been forced to reduce its staff with the Slots-At-Racetracks program ending in just over a week's time, according to reports from a local newspaper....read on

OLG Expands Another Gaming Zone

March 22, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. has quietly expanded one of its most talked-about gaming zones, adding another region to its C1 zone just beside the C2 zone that contains Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Soulliere Comments On Dresden

March 20, 2013:

Winrac President Pat Soulliere has gone on the record regarding the prospects of live harness racing being hosted at Dresden Raceway this year....read on

OHRIA: NDP, PCs Cooperate To Pass Horse Racing Motion

March 19, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is pleased to announce that the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party are again working together in the Legislature to support Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry....read on

Snobelen On OLG, Revenue Streams

March 19, 2013:

"I suspect that the Premier and the government of the day have the last word on the policy on this file and I think that was a pretty clear statement of intention from the Premier."...read on

OHHA's Hardy On Liberal Strategy

March 18, 2013:

On Monday, March 18, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued an open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. In the letter, OHHA states that both the Ontario New Democratic Party and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party have put forth logical plans for the preservation of the provincial horse racing industry, while the Ontario Liberals have not....read on

Natyshak To Wynne: Stop SARP Cancellation

March 18, 2013:

On Monday, March 18, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (NDP) called on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to stop the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program and engage the provincial horse-racing industry in a real consultation process....read on


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