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Short-Term Shutdown, Long-Term Peril?

April 11, 2021:

Horsepeople in Ontario have already weathered two government-imposed shutdowns of racing in the past year — and absorbed the economic hits that came with them. Despite the industry's collective resilience and resolve through a tough 2020, the most recent stay-at-home order threatens lasting implications on the health of horse racing across the on

OFA: Wynne Must Pick Up The Pace

June 17, 2013:

Stating that the provincial government needs "to step up and take action instead of producing reports," the President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to take action now to help sustain Ontario's horse racing industry, an "important industry that supports farmers, businesses and rural communities, and returns substantial revenue and tax dollars to Queen’s Park" on

Second Hamilton Meeting Packed

January 18, 2013:

It has been estimated that roughly 400 people showed up at Hamilton City Hall on Thursday, January 18 for the second of two public consultation sessions in the city regarding the contentious Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. idea of introducing a full-blown casino complex to Hamilton's downtown on

Waterdown Hosts Hamilton Consultation Meeting

January 17, 2013:

The first of two public consultation meetings regarding potential casino expansion in Hamilton, Ont. took place last night (Wednesday, January 16) at Waterdown District High School in on

"It’s Not Just A Political Issue"

January 16, 2013:

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale PC candidate Donna Skelly were in Flamborough on Monday, January 14 and both touched on the Ontario Liberal Party's controversial decision regarding the slots-at-racetracks on

Hamilton Casino Consultations Continue

January 16, 2013:

The topic of a downtown casino in Hamilton is proving to be a polarizing issue to residents of the Steel City. There has been quite a divide between those that want to see a full-blown casino complex erected downtown and those that want to see the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. keep its highly profitable slot-machine parlour humming and chiming at Flamboro on

Barrie Will Not Pursue Downtown Casino

January 15, 2013:

It has been reported that Barrie City Council has agreed not to proceed with any ideas of a downtown casino after public consultations on the issue found residents opposed to the on

Consultation In T.O., Mercanti News In Hamilton

January 14, 2013:

Casino news in the Greater Toronto Area is continuing to stream out. On a day in which those interested in the public consultation process will be congregating in the gymnasium of the Etobicoke Olympium, there is news out of Hamilton that a notable figure in the process is officially throwing his hat into the ring in 'The Hammer.' on

Comparing Slots And 'Break-Open' Machines

January 14, 2013:

With focus having been thrust on 'break-open ticket' machines in Ontario in recent weeks, one reporter has travelled to both Delta Bingo and Kawartha Downs in the Peterborough area to note the differences in the on

MPP Marchese: OLG Modernization Abandons Public Interest

January 13, 2013:

Calling it "an aggressive expansion of gambling operations with no other consideration than filling government coffers, cheered on by taxpayer-funded ads and lobbyists hired by Las Vegas billionaires," MPP Rosario Marchese has publicly stated his displeasure with the OLG modernization on

PSAC 'Fights Back' Against SARP Cuts

January 11, 2013:

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is putting pressure on the Liberal Government's decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program, which will create devastating job losses in the horse racing on

Barrie Residents Don't Want Downtown Casino

January 8, 2013:

According to a report, if public feedback in Barrie is respected by City Council, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. will not be given approval to move forward with any plans for a casino in the city's 'downtown' on

WEG Touts 'Responsible' Location

January 7, 2013:

On Monday, January 7, the Woodbine Entertainment Group published an item on its website calling on racing fans, patrons and community partners to voice their support for casino expansion at Woodbine on

Pro-WEG Motion In Etobicoke Council

November 7, 2012:

Representatives from the Woodbine Entertainment Group have not been resting on their laurels since addressing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Executive Committee on on

Another Front St. Gaming Proposal Unveiled

November 5, 2012:

Another artist's rendering of a proposed casino expansion on Toronto's Front St. surfaced late last week, as the jockeying by U.S. casino interests to hit Ontario's figurative gaming lottery is slowly but surely on

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