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Ottawa Mayor Backs RCR Casino

June 4, 2013:

In a startling about-face on his position regarding casino expansion, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson issued a statement on Monday supporting Rideau Carleton Raceway as his preferred location for casino development in the nation's on

MacMillan Calls For Choice

April 3, 2013:

John MacMillan has worn many hats in harness racing: announcer, trainer, driver and horsemen's representative. MacMillan can now add activist to his on

Report: OLG, Ottawa Discussed Casino Process At Length Out Of Public Eye

January 21, 2013:

According to a report by the Ottawa Citizen, facts released to the publication via access-to-information legislation shows that there was much correspondence between the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the City of Ottawa while crucial City Council votes were taking place on whether or not Ottawa would deem itself a willing host municipality for downtown casino expansion under the OLG's controversial gaming modernization on

Ottawa/OLG Agree To New Deal

November 14, 2012:

It has been reported that Ottawa City Council has agreed on a new revenue-sharing deal between itself and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. The deal has to do with the split of revenue from slot machines housed at Rideau Carleton on

MacLeod On Concerns Regarding OLG

October 21, 2012:

"Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto seem to all be dealing with a divide and conquer approach from the OLG. With a prorogued parliament, I believe the situation will only worsen." on

MacLeod Calls For Inquiry Into OLG Plans

October 19, 2012:

Citing the fact that outgoing Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty has prorogued the provincial legislature, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has called on Ontario's Ombudsman to undertake an inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan to ensure process on

Ottawa Council Approves Casino

October 10, 2012:

While reports indicate that the slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway may still churn past the March 31, 2013 deadline, Ottawa city councillors feel as though their hands are tied when it comes to the future of the 50-year old on

Ottawa Casino Expansion Debate Grows Prior To Council Vote

October 9, 2012:

In the wake of Kingston City Council voting against allowing casino expansion into its downtown core, Ottawa City Council, which has a similar vote scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, is now under more pressure to examine the issue more thoroughly before making a hasty on

Committee Recommends Ottawa Be Willing Host For Casino Expansion

October 3, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2 in front of a packed house, an Ottawa City Council committee made the recommendation that Ottawa declare itself a willing host municipality for a full-blown casino under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization on

Watson Motion In Favour Of RCR?

October 2, 2012:

After having declined the opportunity to fully back Rideau Carleton Raceway during the course of the past week, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson made an interesting announcement on Monday, October 1, just one day before city council meetings and a public information session regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming in urban on

Temperature Heats Up Before Ottawa Meeting

October 1, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2, Ottawa City Council will be listening to the public's feelings regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming being introduced to the city's urban quarters. In advance of the session and the subsequent council vote, which is to take place later that day, the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has taken out a full-page ad in a local paper to get its point on

Watson Turns Back On Racing In Ottawa

September 26, 2012:

Tuesday, October 2 is an important date for the local horse-racing industry in the Ottawa region, as that will be the evening in which an Ottawa City Council committee will hear public feedback on the casino Mayor Jim Watson is now closer to backing for the on

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