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OHRIA Plan Approved, Released

July 24, 2012:

On Tuesday, the result of weeks of hard work by the OHRIA Task Force will be evident with the release of the Plan For The Future of the Ontario Horse Racing and Breeding Industry. on

Update From OHRIA On Task Force Plan, Negotiations With Government

July 23, 2012:

"Believe me, OHRIA is weighing all the different options of handling this. And I know on the surface, to many, they don't feel OHRIA's been aggressive on

Martin Echoes CAW's Call For Public Analysis

July 20, 2012:

“The government shouldn’t be taking a step that will ruin these people’s lives and harm the whole economy on a whim, without at least clearly demonstrating what the net social and economic impacts will be and why this is a good thing to be doing.” on

Ont. Ombudsman Still Reviewing Complaints

July 20, 2012:

According to Linda Williamson, the director of communications for Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin, the office of the Ombudsman is still in the process of reviewing the numerous complaints regarding the provincial Liberal Party and the announced scrapping of the slots-at-racetracks agreement, although an official investigation into the matter has still yet to be on

CTV's Tilley: "It's A Travesty"

July 18, 2012:

Add CTV sports anchor Joe Tilley to the long list of people confused and angered by the Ontario government's decision to end the slots at racetracks partnership with Ontario's horse racing on

CAW Demands Public Cost-Benefit Analysis

July 17, 2012:

On Tuesday, July 17, the Canadian Auto Workers Union announced that it has called on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to put an immediate hold on the withdrawal of slot machines from Ontario's on

Ontario's Ombudsman Comments On Feedback From Racing

July 12, 2012:

Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin is conducting an initial assessment of complaints he has received in the past few days regarding the Ontario Liberal Government’s treatment of the Ontario horse racing industry, according to a report in the Windsor on

KD Re-Affirms Support For Racing; MPPs Continue To Speak Out

July 11, 2012:

A spokesman for Kawartha Downs stepped up to the plate Tuesday, July 10 when he explained that the Fraserville, Ont. raceway's No. 1 preference is to keep the current arrangement in place which sees harness racing supported in part by slot-machine on

Contact Ontario's Ombudsman

July 10, 2012:

Many in Ontario's horse racing industry have expressed their concerns and frustrations with the government’s decision to cancel the OLG Slots at Racetracks on

Milton: Taxes Could Increase 25% Without Gaming Revenue

July 5, 2012:

Linda Leeds, treasurer for the Town of Milton, which is home to Mohawk Racetrack, has gone on the record as saying that taxes in Canada's fastest-growing community could skyrocket 25 per cent if the municipality does not retain a gambling facility under the Ontario Liberal/Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. gaming modernization on

How Would You Save Racing?

June 30, 2012:

Since Jack Darling's blog called for harness racing to present plans for the future earlier this week, many individuals have stepped up with thought-provoking ideas for Ontario's horse racing on

OHRIA: Industry Needs Your Support

June 29, 2012:

In an email to the industry sent on Friday afternoon, Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) President Sue Leslie urged the horse racing industry to continue the fight by supporting the by-election in on

Juravinski Challenges Government, Ontario Horse Racing

June 24, 2012:

During Saturday's harness racing card at Flamboro Downs full of Ontario Sires Stakes and the Ellamony Classic, former track owner and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Charles Juravinski laid out a challenge for both the government and Ontario horse racing industry amidst these uncertain on

Racing Future Starts Now

June 22, 2012:

"When a leader is given bad information, it is the duty of those people around him to help inform him as to why the government is going down the wrong pathway. That's where I'm coming from here." on

Province Reacts To Eaves' Comments

June 22, 2012:

In a time when Ontario is facing a ballooning deficit and growing unemployment numbers, the Provincial Liberal Government is positioning itself to potentially line the pockets of U.S. casino operators and local bingo-hall owners under its utterly illogical gaming modernization on

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