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Horwath, Natyshak Point Out Liberal Misinformation

August 17, 2012:

On the afternoon of Friday, August 17, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak released a joint statement pointing out that in 2004 the Ontario Liberal Party cited the Ontario horse-racing industry as supporting 60,000 jobs, but, strangely, is now stating that the industry only supports '5,800' jobs....read on

Pettapiece, Arnott: Liberal 'Impact Study' A Sham

August 14, 2012:

Citing the Ontario Liberal Party's official advice to cabinet regarding scrapping the slots-at-racetracks program, which is attached in this note, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece has accused the McGuinty Government's impact study as being a sham, adding that the McGuinty Liberals had made up their minds to 'kill' the horse-racing industry before receiving an economic analysis....read on

Leslie Defends OHRIA Report, Issues Update On Fort Erie

August 13, 2012:

While the report commissioned by the OHRIA Task Force took some criticism, OHRIA President Sue Leslie has gone on the record defending it as well as its author Stan Sadinsky....read on

COSA Supports OHRIA Plan

August 3, 2012:

On Friday, August 3, the Board of Directors of the Central Ontario Standardbred Association announced that it supports the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association plan pertaining to the future of the sport in the province....read on

Sorbara: "It's A Good Issue, And It's An Important Issue"

August 2, 2012:

A day after announcing that he is resigning from his post in the City of Vaughan, veteran Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara has commented on the crisis the Ontario horse-racing industry is facing due to the decision by the Ontario Liberals to scrap the highly-sucessful slots-at-racetracks program. "I am hopeful, as we revisit this issue, we will take some amending steps that will ensure a strong horse-racing industry in this province," Sorbara said....read on

SBOA Supports OHRIA Plan

August 2, 2012:

On Thursday, August 2, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association announced that it fully supports the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association plan for the future of the province's horse-racing industry....read on

Second By-Election Upcoming In Ontario

August 1, 2012:

A second Ontario by-election will be taking place this fall, after Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara announced Wednesday, August 1 that he is resigning from his post in the City of Vaughan....read on

Restore The Programme

July 31, 2012:

A documentary was recently created by the County of Wellington on the potential impacts of cancelling the OLG Slots at Racetrack Programme. Thousands of jobs are at risk. Small businesses are at risk. Horses are at risk....read on

Hudak's Position On Slots-At-Racetracks Program

July 31, 2012:

In a letter addressed to Standardbred Canada CEO John Gallinger on Tuesday, July 31, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak officially stated his position on the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Darling On OHRIA Proposal

July 30, 2012:

"It is a completely new model which horse racing has needed badly for a long time but especially now since the government has put us in this position. I think some people have attacked this plan without really understanding it. It is very complex and requires a lot of study."...read on

Adler Turns Up The Heat

July 30, 2012:

Announcer Marty Adler has never been one to shy away from doing things slightly unconventionally. Over the past few months, Adler has targeted his unconventional attitude at the Ontario government and, more specifically, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan....read on

More Unions Supporting Racing

July 29, 2012:

The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Canada’s largest construction union, is urging the McGuinty government to halt wiping out tens of thousands of jobs in Ontario horse racing industry at least until all the facts are known....read on

Western Fair District Supports OHRIA

July 26, 2012:

The Western Fair District would like to take this opportunity to express its support and congratulations to the members of the board of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association for their plan for...read on

NHA Industry Study Released

July 26, 2012:

The Northern Horsemen's Association has undertaken, completed and announced a report entitled 'Sustaining Horse Racing in Northern Ontario- A Socio-Economic Perspective, City of Greater Sudbury and Area.'...read on

Burgess Report To OMAFRA Available

July 26, 2012:

Earlier this month, prominent standardbred participants Bob and Blair Burgess started working on their own proposal on the future of Ontario's horse racing industry. That plan was submitted and presented to the OMAFRA panel on Wednesday and is now available for public viewing....read on


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