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Mayor Watson On Gaming Expansion

February 25, 2014:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey, both of whom were key figures in Ontario horse racing politics over the past couple of years, have made the news this week for different reasons....read on

Phillips Joins Godfrey At Postmedia

February 5, 2014:

On Wednesday, February 5, the Postmedia Network announced that former Ontario Lottery and Gaming president and CEO Rod Phillips has been appointed as the Chair of the Board of both Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and its subsidiary, Postmedia Network Inc....read on

More On Ottawa Casino News

June 4, 2013:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, June 4, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson officially gave notice of his intention to table a motion for the city to endorse Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only location in the municipality for casino expansion....read on

McNaughton, Skelly Address Media At Flamboro

May 31, 2013:

Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton and PC candidate Donna Skelly addressed the media outside of Flamboro Downs on Friday (May 31). McNaughton, while speaking of the PC plan for horse racing and gaming in Ontario, said that his party would put an end to the OLG's "empire-building plan" for 29 casinos across the province....read on

Wynne, Godfrey Disagreed On Racing

May 22, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has publicly stated two of the reasons why Paul Godfrey was removed as the chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and a difference in how each individual envisioned the future of horse racing in the province played a major role....read on

Perkins On Godfrey's Exit From OLG

May 18, 2013:

Toronto Star columnist Dave Perkins sounds off on Thursday's announcement that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Chairman Paul Godfrey was fired in his latest sports column....read on

Hudak Praises Godfrey

May 17, 2013:

In the wake of the firing of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, who has criticized the OLG's gaming modernization plan since the get go, issued some respectful comments regarding the former OLG Chair....read on

OHRIA Responds To OLG Changes

May 17, 2013:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure of Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of Directors....read on

McNaughton On Godfrey Firing

May 17, 2013:

On Thursday, May 16, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton issued a statement regarding the firing of Paul Godfrey as Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

WEG Wants Status Issue Dealt With

May 17, 2013:

Both the firing of OLG Chair Paul Godfrey and the cancellation of Toronto City Council's May 21 vote regarding casino expansion has left the Woodbine Entertainment Group with unanswered questions regarding the status of Woodbine Racetrack as it relates to gaming expansion....read on

Godfrey Out As OLG Chair

May 16, 2013:

OLG Chair Paul Godfrey announced at a Thursday night press conference that he has been fired from his post as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Natyshak: OLG Modernization Is "A Complete Disaster"

May 13, 2013:

On Monday, May 13, Ontario New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak took aim at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, and called on Kathleen Wynne's reigning Ontario Liberals to halt the process. “Will this government admit that its privatization plan is a complete disaster, and end this sorry spectacle once and for all?” Natyshak asked....read on

Report: Panel To Take Lead In Integrating Racing Into OLG Modernization Plan

May 13, 2013:

It has been reported that the government of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is compiling a shortlist of individuals to replace Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey. It has also been reported that an update regarding the Ontario horse-racing industry's integration into the OLG's gaming modernization plan is to be announced this week....read on

OLG Salaries Under Scrutiny

April 30, 2013:

An article which has appeared in The Globe and Mail has outlined how executives with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. have seen their incomes rise almost 50 per cent during a period when pay increases for public-sector managers were supposed to have been frozen....read on

Exploring Potential OLG Conflicts Of Interest

March 18, 2013:

Over the weekend, The Globe and Mail ran a pair of items showcasing how there are, potentially, an abundance of conflict-of-interest relationships at the highest levels of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on


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