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Leal To Apologize To Legislature

October 29, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was involved in a passionate exchange in the provincial legislature this past Thursday (October 26) in regard to the horse racing industry. He was ultimately ejected from the rest of the day’s proceedings. Minister Leal has said that he plans to offer an apology to the legislature on Monday (October 30)....read on

Fireworks At Queen's Park

October 27, 2017:

Ontario's horse racing industry was the root cause of a heated discussion at Queen's Park on Thursday (October 25) prompting the ejection of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal....read on

Ontario Racing Pleased With Queen’s Park Reception

October 11, 2017:

Ontario Racing has commented on its second annual Horse Racing Industry Reception at Queen’s Park, which took place on September 26....read on

A Strong Message At Queen's Park

September 26, 2017:

On Tuesday (September 26), Ontario Racing hosted a reception at Queen's Park for racing industry stakeholders, members of provincial parliament and government staff....read on

Ontario Racing Newsletter Released

June 7, 2017:

On Wednesday, June 7, Ontario Racing released the most recent edition of its newsletter....read on

Racing Discussed At Queen's Park

November 21, 2016:

"The member opposite and all of us in this House recognize the importance of the horse racing industry as an economic industry in the province of Ontario. And we want to maintain stability and growth within the industry."...read on

Racing Discussed In Legislature

October 18, 2016:

On Tuesday, October 18, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa reiterated the Ontario Liberal Government’s support for the provincial horse racing industry during question period in the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park in Toronto....read on

Ontario Racing At Queen’s Park

June 15, 2016:

Ontario Racing has announced that it hosted an ‘enormously successful’ advocacy day at Queen’s Park last week....read on

Casino Relocation Hits Queen's Park

April 13, 2016:

Today during Question Period, Ontario MPP Laurie Scott asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal why, in her opinion, the Liberal government "is no longer committed to the sustainability of the horse racing industry at Kawartha Downs."...read on

Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Kingston Officially Rejects Casino

December 17, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, December 16, councillors in Kingston approved a motion that conveys to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the city is not interested in becoming a willing host community for a casino....read on

Audit Document Request Denied

November 21, 2013:

A freedom of information request, recently filed by the Toronto Star to uncover audits received by the government pertaining to Ontario's horse racing industry, has been denied by the Ministry of Finance....read on

Motion To Reinstate SARP Carried

November 20, 2013:

The Ontario New Democratic Party's motion calling for the reinstatement of the Slots-At-Racetracks Program was carried in a 45-38 vote by the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, November 20....read on

Ont. PCs Want Support For Their Plan

November 20, 2013:

On Wednesday, November 20 in the Ontario Legislature, Randy Pettapiece, the Ontario PC Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing, called on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario New Democratic Party to “get on board” with the PC’s five-point plan for the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Horwath To Table Non-Binding Motion

November 20, 2013:

The Ontario New Democratic Party has announced that it will table an Opposition Day motion at Queen’s Park today (Wednesday, November 20) calling for the reinstatement of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on


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