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Ontario Funding Plan In The News

April 30, 2018:

Last week during question period at Queen’s Park, Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa responded to questions about how rural racetracks and rural horsepeople are represented in the new long-term funding plan for the Ontario horse racing industry....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

Natyshak Comments On Lawsuit

March 11, 2014:

On Tuesday, March 11, the Ontario New Democratic Party’s horse racing critic, Taras Natyshak, issued a statement in regard to the lawsuit which Standardbred breeders in the province have filed against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Ontario Horse Racing In The News

October 28, 2013:

A story which was run in the Toronto media this past weekend regarding horse racing has garnered a response from the New Democratic Party in the Ontario Legislature and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)....read on

More Reaction To Ontario Racing's Five-Year Plan

October 15, 2013:

Mainstream media outlets have given last week’s Ontario horse racing announcement plenty of ink, and transition panel member John Snobelen has also penned a column on the announcement over the course of the weekend....read on

Horwath: "It Doesn’t Make Any Sense"

May 16, 2013:

Late last week, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath took the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the provincial horse racing industry since the Ontario Liberal Party decided to hastily scrap the successful slots-at-racetracks program....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

Reminder: Dinner With Horwath And Natyshak

May 2, 2013:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association would like to remind those interested in attending the special dinner with Andrea Horwath, the Leader of Ontario’s NDP, and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak on Thursday, May 9, that tickets must be purchased as soon as possible....read on

Dinner With NDP MPPs Announced

April 22, 2013:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has announced a dinner with Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Taras Natyshak....read on

Perkins Has Harsh Words For Liberals

March 29, 2013:

Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Perkins recently spoke with a variety of horse racing industry members for a pair of columns on the Ontario Liberal Government's "shameful" decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks program on Sunday and "its ludicrous infatuation with bingo halls and American-owned casinos."...read on

Horse Racing Motion Carried

March 28, 2013:

On Thursday, March 28, the Ontario Legislature carried the motion of Essex's New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak. The pro-horse-racing motion calls for, among other things, the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, and for changes to the current slots-at-racetracks program to be put on hold....read on

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

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

OHRIA: NDP, PCs Cooperate To Pass Horse Racing Motion

March 19, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is pleased to announce that the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party are again working together in the Legislature to support Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry....read on


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