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Horse Racing Front & Centre In Media

March 12, 2013:

Fallout from both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial gaming announcement and horse-racing transition-related news continues to hit the mainstream press, as stories regarding no less than four different Ontario racetracks have been front and center over the past couple of days....read on

MPP Asks Opposition To Save Fort Erie

November 1, 2012:

The recently-released OMAFRA report’s recommendations have caught many people off guard, and on the list of people left scratching their heads is Niagara Falls Liberal MPP, Kim Craitor....read on

Fury In Fort Erie Over OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

Jim Thibert, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO, did not mince words in coming to a conclusion about the OMAFRA Panel's report on the transitioning of the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program. Also, Fort Erie's Liberal MPP Kim Craitor has commented on the report, which, in addition to the provincial standardbred industry, has sent shock waves through Fort Erie....read on

Liberals Grilled After Fort Erie To Close On Their Watch

June 7, 2012:

The news of the announced closure of the 115-year-old Fort Erie Race Track was still reverberating Wednesday, June 6 in the Provincial Legislature when MPP Monte McNaughton took aim at the Ontario Liberals for their brutal handling of the situation. In turn, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan continued to inaccurately and intentionally refer to the slots-at-racetracks program as a subsidy....read on

A Mixed Bag Of Gaming Zone Responses

May 24, 2012:

It appears as though the 29 gaming zones outlined in the OLG's recent RFI have turned out to be proverbial lightning rods since they were unveiled last Thursday...read on

Fort Erie Officials Meet With OLG

May 2, 2012:

Officials with the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium sat down with officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on Tuesday, May 1, but it has been reported that no business plan was presented in regard to the possibility of the consortium operating the now-closed slots area at the Fort Erie Race Track...read on

FELRC To Operate Fort Erie Slots?

April 27, 2012:

Fort Erie Mayor Doug Martin has said that he and members of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will sit down with Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials on Tuesday, May 1 to discuss a proposal which would see the FELRC take over operating duties of the slots gaming area at Fort Erie Race Track...read on

Liberal MPP Stands Up For Racing

April 18, 2012:

On Tuesday, April 17 in Toronto's Queen's Park Legislature, Liberal MPP Kim Craitor (Niagara Falls) stood up for both his convictions and those of many of his constituents when he read petitions into record in support of Ontario's horse-racing industry...read on


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