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WEG To Cease Live Racing In April 2013?

June 21, 2012:

On Thursday, June 21 at Woodbine Racetrack, after the post-position draw for the 153rd running of the Queen's Plate, Woodbine Entertainment Group President and CEO Nick Eaves said that if an agreement isn't reached with the Ontario Government to work out some sort of "operating model" Woodbine may have to cease to operate after March 31, 2013....read on

Ontario Budget Bill Passes

June 20, 2012:

Bill 55, the budget bill of the minority Ontario Liberal Government, passed Wednesday, June 20 by a vote of 52-35 in the provincial legislature on Queen's Park....read on

OHRIA: Tell Them How You Feel

June 19, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is encouraging members of the province's horse racing to send feedback to the panel assigned to shape the future of racing....read on

2012 Ontario Budget To Pass

June 19, 2012:

Reports from a Queen's Park press conference indicate that after two days of committee meetings Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan will return the Ontario Budget "relatively intact" to Premier Dalton McGuinty and it's expected to be passed in a second reading on Wednesday....read on

Former Urban Liberal MP Standing Up For Racing

June 18, 2012:

Dennis Mills, a former Liberal MP (Toronto-Danforth), is launching a campaign in support of Ontario's horse-racing industry. Roughly 100 billboards will be popping up around Toronto in protest of the provincial Liberals' decision to scrap the slots-at-racetracks program and bring thousands of Ontarians, according to Mills, “from dignity to poverty.”...read on

Horwath, NDP Soften Stance On Ontario Budget

June 18, 2012:

According to a report, Ontario's New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath has announced that she will cease her party's attempt to make widespread changes to the Ontario Liberal Party's budget....read on

McCallion Ambivalent On Mississauga Casino?

June 15, 2012:

According to multiple reports, it appears as though Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has turned rather ambivalent regarding the possibility of casino expansion within the city's borders....read on

OLG, Liberals Will Get Less Money From Bingo Than Racing

June 15, 2012:

After being extremely vague about the revenue distribution structure for Ontario's bingo halls, the Ontario Liberal Government, via the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., has announced what the revenue sharing breakdown will be, and it is not even close to as good for the province or host municipalities as what it is under the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Reddam Sounds Off On Windsor Raceway, Ontario Liberals

June 13, 2012:

Whenever thoroughbred racehorse owner J. Paul Reddam has a live runner in a high-end stakes event, the harness racing industry scrambles to acknowledge that he has also owned standardbred horses....read on

RCR Elaborates: Live Racing To Be Conditional

June 13, 2012:

Rideau Carleton Raceway Spokesman Alex Lawryk has gone on the record as saying that the Ottawa area track's intention to continue hosting live racing beyond March 31, 2013 is, in fact, conditional....read on

Report: Rideau Vows To Keep Racing

June 12, 2012:

According to a report by CTV, Rideau Carleton Raceway does not have plans to close its doors once the slots-at-racetracks program ends March 31, 2013....read on

Transition Panel Member: Downsizing Horse Racing Is Inevitable

June 12, 2012:

Comments from one of the three members named to help transition horse racing away from its revenue sharing agreement with the Ontario government indicate a clear movement to downsize the industry that employs close to 60,000 full and part-time workers and churns billions in economic impact to the province....read on

Slots-At-Racetracks: OLG's Strongest Performer This Decade

June 11, 2012:

In an effort to pass the 2012 Ontario Budget (Bill 55) the Liberal minority government struck a deal with the opposition parties to push the budget past second reading. The opposition parties negotiated hearings whereas each line of the budget would be reviewed line by line by the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

Hudak Disagrees With OLG's Path

June 11, 2012:

Over the past few months, numerous members of Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party have vocally opposed the Liberal government's decision to end the slots-at-racetracks program in 2013....read on

Confimed: Kawartha To Cease Racing In 2013 If No Supplemental Funding Plan In Place

June 8, 2012:

It has been confirmed that live racing at Fraserville, Ont.'s Kawartha Downs, near Peterborough, will cease in 2013 if some sort of financial agreement is not reached....read on


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