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Winrac Applies To Open Windsor OTB

August 28, 2012:

Winrac, the operators of the soon to be closed Windsor Raceway, have filed an application to open an off-track wagering facility in on

Horwath Pushing For Casino Referendums?

August 27, 2012:

It may not be a blanket position for the entire province, but Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath last week made it clear that she supports a referendum in order for Hamilton to decide whether it wants a full-blown urban on

NDP MPP Natyshak: Panel Says Gov. Transition Funding Inadequate

August 27, 2012:

On Monday, August 27, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak highlighted via release that the report from the OMAFRA Transition Panel concluded that the $50-million the government had proposed to support horse-racing industry transition is totally insufficient to ‘build a bridge to sustainability.’ on

OHHA Supports MacLeod’s Private Members Bill

August 24, 2012:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) would like to offer its support to PC MPP Lisa MacLeod in her efforts to introduce a private members bill calling on the Auditor General to review the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new gaming plans, including its revenue and expenditure projections, mental health and addictions impact and its effect on Ontario’s horse racing on

OMAFRA Interim Report Released; OHRIA Issues Response

August 24, 2012:

On August 24, Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, released the following statement on the status of consultations being led by the horse racing transition on

MPP Gives Liberals A History Lesson

August 24, 2012:

"The program was created back during my time as a cabinet minister. It started because we needed venues to host the government's slot machines, and since racetracks already had gaming at their facilities, it was a perfect fit. As the host of the government's slot machines, racetracks received 20 percent of the profits for two reasons; we were renting their facilities and we had to compensate them for the losses they would incur from their own gaming enterprises." on

MacLeod: 'Come To Queen's Park On August 30'

August 23, 2012:

Nepean - Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod is inviting everyone interested in supporting the future of the Ontario horse-racing industry to come to Queen's Park on Thursday, August on

A Tale Of Two Councils

August 22, 2012:

With the Ontario Liberal Government having promised this week to 'upload' some municipal costs to the provincial books, many people are saying that city officials will now be under political pressure to accept the Ontario Liberals' terms for the controversial gaming modernization plan. That being said, recent decisions by City Councils to support or not support local horse racing facilities in their jurisdictions couldn't have drawn a more varied portrait of the on

Clouthier: SAR Issue Could Be By-Election 'Sleeper'

August 21, 2012:

After having announced earlier this month that he would be supporting Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party in the upcoming provincial by-elections, highly respected political veteran Hec Clouthier has told Trot Insider that voters in the Vaughan riding have been 'disgusted' after hearing the specifics of how Dalton McGuinty's Ontario Liberal Government is destroying the highly-successful slots-at-racetracks on

Report Presented, Racing Waits

August 21, 2012:

The horse racing industry is waiting anxiously for the OMAFRA panel report, presented to government on Friday, August 17. People in racing aren't the only ones wondering why the findings have yet to be made on

MacLeod To Take Slots At Racetracks Case To Auditor General

August 20, 2012:

"I think this could be a whitewash, that's why I'm calling in the Auditor General through a private member's motion this September to come in, look at the numbers look at the impact on the horse racing industry and see do Ontarians really want casinos at their downtown locations." on

McMeekin: OMAFRA Panel Report Expected Wednesday

August 19, 2012:

While the industry holds its collective breath waiting for the findings of the OMAFRA panel, Minister of Agriculture Ted McMeekin will make an announcement early this week and expects the report to be released on on

What Is Progress?

August 18, 2012:

"In this country, we have too much of virtually everything. Too much consumption. Too many massive US operated casinos. Too much rhetoric and too much hot air. But we do not have too many racetracks!" on

Ontarians Tell Government To Rethink Ending Slots At Racetracks Partnership

August 18, 2012:

In a significant rebuff to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, a new Abacus Data Poll conducted for Racing Future finds that most Ontarians think the provincial government should rethink its decision to shut down the Slots at Racetracks program at Ontario's on

Leafs Coach To Attend Sudbury Rally

August 17, 2012:

The Sudbury Provincial PC Riding Association will be hosting a rally in Northern Ontario on Monday, August 27 in support of the local and provincial equine and agricultural on

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