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PC Incumbents At Local Racetracks

May 27, 2014:

A pair of incumbent Progressive Conservative MPPs recently visited racetracks in their ridings and offered comments on the horse racing industry....read on

$25 Million Deal For Rideau?

March 15, 2014:

The Ontario government is expected to announce a $25 million five-year deal with Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway, according to a report published on Friday evening....read on

Melnyk Against RCR Casino Expansion

June 5, 2013:

Eugene Melnyk, one of Canada's most high-profile racehorse owners, has announced to the media that he is furious over Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's decision to now only consider the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only acceptable location for casino expansion....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

More On Ottawa Casino News

June 4, 2013:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, June 4, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson officially gave notice of his intention to table a motion for the city to endorse Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only location in the municipality for casino expansion....read on

Ottawa Mayor Backs RCR Casino

June 4, 2013:

In a startling about-face on his position regarding casino expansion, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson issued a statement on Monday supporting Rideau Carleton Raceway as his preferred location for casino development in the nation's capital....read on

MacLeod, Snobelen On Ontario Racing

May 15, 2013:

Ontario Horse Racing Transition Panel member John Snobelen and Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod offered some interesting quotes earlier this week regarding the provincial horse racing industry....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

Does An Election Mean No Casinos?

November 18, 2012:

Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has gone on record stating that her party is committed to keeping the Slots-At-Racetracks program if they win the next election, according to a report in the Ottawa Sun....read on

MacLeod On Concerns Regarding OLG

October 21, 2012:

"Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto seem to all be dealing with a divide and conquer approach from the OLG. With a prorogued parliament, I believe the situation will only worsen."...read on

MacLeod Calls For Inquiry Into OLG Plans

October 19, 2012:

Citing the fact that outgoing Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty has prorogued the provincial legislature, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has called on Ontario's Ombudsman to undertake an inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan to ensure process transparency....read on

Temperature Heats Up Before Ottawa Meeting

October 1, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2, Ottawa City Council will be listening to the public's feelings regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming being introduced to the city's urban quarters. In advance of the session and the subsequent council vote, which is to take place later that day, the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has taken out a full-page ad in a local paper to get its point across....read on

MacLeod's Motion Passes

August 31, 2012:

Progressive Conservative Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod's private members motion calling for Ontario's Auditor General to review the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new gaming plans was passed at Queen's Park on Thursday....read on

Opposition Parties Support MacLeod, Horse Racing At Queen's Park

August 30, 2012:

The Thursday, August 30 Queen's Park rally in support of Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod's private members bill was the scene of something rare. The rally laid the groundwork for Ontario PC and NDP representatives in attendance to agree that they are on the same page against the Ontario Liberal Party's controversial decision to decimate the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

MacDonald To Speak At MacLeod Rally

August 29, 2012:

Horseman Anthony MacDonald, who earlier this summer was affirmed as a candidate to become the PC nominee in the Guelph–Wellington riding, has told Trot Insider that he will be speaking at the Thursday, August 30 Queen's Park rally in support of Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod's private-members motion....read on


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