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WEG's Eaves On OLG Announcement

March 13, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has issued the following statement from its president and CEO, Nick Eaves, based on the Ontario government's announcement to cancel the Slots-at-Racetracks Program...read on

Leslie: OLG Dropping Its Best Partner

March 13, 2012:

“We knew OLG was looking to expand its land-base gaming. Because we are the most profitable partner OLG has --- we return more than $1 billion a year --- we foolishly thought they would look to us as a partner to expand, so that the horse-racing industry would thrive and the rural community would thrive, and that they would take this partnership and make it even bigger and better.”...read on

“I Really Don’t Think These Guys Understand What They’re Doing”

March 13, 2012:

On Monday, in front of a backdrop which inexplicably proclaimed 'JOBS' and 'GROWTH,' Ontario Finance Minster Dwight Duncan and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey underwhelmingly announced that their organizations will essentially be putting 60,000 Ontarians out of work while killing a multi-billion-dollar industry which is a top revenue generator for the province...read on

OHRIA Responds To Dwight Duncan Costing Ontario 60,000 Jobs

March 12, 2012:

The Government of Ontario's plan to cancel the OLG Slots at Racetrack Program will prove costly, the President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is warning...read on

OLG, Liberals Green Light Plan To End Slots At Racetracks Partnership

March 12, 2012:

At a press conference on Monday, March 12, OLG Chair Paul Godfrey and Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan announced the release of a report that indicates the province's slots at racetracks program will end by March 31, 2013...read on

Information Meeting For Horsemen Set

March 10, 2012:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has scheduled an information meeting for all horsepeople on Monday, March 12, at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Liberals Words Already Affecting Economy Negatively

March 9, 2012:

An official with Clinton Raceway has announced that a scheduled $3-million expansion to the track's grandstand is now on hold. She also noted that a $750,000 infusion of capital to an important local agricultural centre could be wiped out as well...read on

MPP Miller Officially Backs Racing

March 9, 2012:

On Thursday, March 8, at Queen's Park, Ontario MPP Paul Miller, a member of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, officially threw his support behind the Ontario horse-racing industry, which has found itself inexplicably under siege by the provincial Liberal party...read on

OHRIA To Duncan: Check Your Facts

March 9, 2012:

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan provided an emailed statement to the Windsor Star on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, regarding the OLG Slots at Racetrack program that contained a number of inaccurate statements...read on

MPPs Home Constituency Week March 12-16

March 9, 2012:

March 12 to March 16 is Constituency Week, meaning that MPPs will be in their home ridings to meet with constituents. All members of the horse racing community in Ontario are being reminded the importance of meeting with your local Minister of Provincial Parliament...read on

O'Toole Sounds Off In Support Of Racing

March 8, 2012:

"Anyone familiar with the horse farms of Durham Riding can see first-hand how the (slots-at-racetracks) partnership revenue is spent by the horse racing community. The money certainly doesn’t go to massive CEO salaries, high-priced consultants or convoluted contracts to buy air ambulances...read on

Essex, Mayors Against Liberal Stance

March 8, 2012:

To nobody's surprise, more politicians are coming out and publicly stating that the Ontario Liberals' idea of tinkering with the overly-successful slots-at-racetracks program is a very bad one...read on

Liberals Drive-On With Misinformation

March 8, 2012:

In the face of logic and cold, hard facts, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan continues to publicly misconstrue the province's bilateral, commercial contract otherwise known as the slots-at-racetracks agreement...read on

Equine Canada Supports Ont. Racing

March 7, 2012:

Equine Canada, the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests, voiced its support for Ontario horse racing today in a news release and letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty...read on

Racing Takes The High Road

March 7, 2012:

The Ontario horse-racing industry has been forced to defend itself after an unprovoked attack by the province's Liberal Government. Although, instead of utilizing disingenuous radio ads, or intentionally pitting an industry against an unrelated issue, the horse-racing industry has only brought the weapons it needs for the battle: facts, logic and passion...read on


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