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Bus Transportation To Queen’s Park

March 27, 2013:

In response to requests received the Ontario Harness Horse Association has arranged bus transportation for those who wish to travel to Queen’s Park tomorrow (Thursday, March 28) to support NDP MPP Taras Natyshak’s motion, by which he asks the province to halt its decision to end the revenue-sharing slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Racing To Be Supported By Slots Workers At Queen’s Park Thursday

March 27, 2013:

"Mr. Natyshak's motion is a big step in the right direction. PSAC represents 480 workers in the gaming sector in Ontario, including 80 at Georgian Downs Racetrack in Innisfil whose livelihoods are in jeopardy, along with those of thousands of others in communities across Ontario.”...read on

PC Party To Support SARP Motion

March 26, 2013:

"If we decide to build more gaming facilities or expand gaming in Ontario, let's do it at the existing tracks. It's been such a wonderful successful economic development tool, to create these 60,000 jobs and it's something we're absolutely committed to doing if we win government."...read on

More On Taras Natyshak's Motion

March 24, 2013:

Many questions surround the motion that will be presented and debated in Ontario's provincial legislature this Thursday, March 28. What does it mean for the slots-at-racetracks program? Is the motion binding? And are the Progressive Conservatives working with the NDP on this motion?...read on

Natyshak To Introduce Motion; OHRIA Responds

March 15, 2013:

“Vocal casino opponents in Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and elsewhere are seeing their voices drowned out by wealthy corporate casino lobbyists. Families and businesses involved in horse racing are witnessing their once-thriving industry gutted to make way for private casinos, with no thought being given to the thousands of Ontarians who depend on horse racing for their livelihoods.”...read on

Rally Held At Kawartha Downs

March 14, 2013:

Members from the horse racing industry along with a Peterborough group No Casino In The City united for a rally at Kawartha Downs on Thursday afternoon to lobby to keep racing and the slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Municipality To OLG: Pay For Referendum

March 13, 2013:

It has been reported that an Ontario municipality that is considering becoming a willing host to a casino under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan has asked the provincial gaming arm to foot the bill for a local referendum on the issue....read on

Toronto Casino Decision Delayed; Godfrey Discusses Process

March 12, 2013:

In a report that flew under the radar late last week, it was announced that the vote that would've seen Toronto City Council decide whether it wanted to take the first step toward the possibility of casino expansion in the city has been delayed. Since then, Ontario Lottery and Gaming heavyweights Paul Godfrey and Rod Phillips have sat down with the editorial board of The Globe & Mail to discuss the lightning-rod issue....read on

MGM Unveils Plans, NDP Attack Libs

March 6, 2013:

At a press engagement on Wednesday, March 6, representatives from MGM and Cadillac Fairview unveiled their proposed plans for an integrated casino resort at the site of the Canadian National Exhibition....read on

Peterborough, Woolwich Make Gaming-Related Decisions

March 6, 2013:

On Tuesday, March 5, both the Council of Woolwich Township and Peterborough City Council voted regarding the future of gaming in their respective jurisdictions....read on

Schein: Liberals Putting Insiders Ahead Of Ontarians

March 5, 2013:

“I see that the halls of Queen’s Park and the halls of City Hall are swarming with casino lobbyists. We keep hearing about change here at Queen’s Park, but what people in Ontario continue to see is the same status quo. We see a government that continues to put well-connected insiders before the interests of the people of this province.”...read on

Seiling To Speak Out On Casino Issue

March 5, 2013:

During the evening hours of Tuesday, March 5, Woolwich Township's Council will be taking part in a crucial vote regarding whether or not it wants to be a willing host community for casino expansion under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan. All other surrounding jurisdictions in the area have scoffed at the OLG's casino carrot-dangling routine, indicating that they are not interested....read on

Will Liberals Listen To The People?

March 4, 2013:

According to Premier Kathleen Wynne, all municipalities will have a say in casino expansion and those that don't want one won't be forced to host one. Does that mean the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. will listen to the public, or just a municipality's elected officials?...read on

NDP, PC Want Ontarians To Be Heard

February 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, February 26 during question period in the Ontario Legislature, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (New Democratic Party) called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to halt the privatization of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and to give communities a say in planning casino openings....read on

Ontario's Big Gamble

February 25, 2013:

Sun News Network has examined the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming plan in a special three-part series, and what could be the most contentious strategy item is still yet to hit the province....read on


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