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Natyshak To Wynne: Stop SARP Cancellation

March 18, 2013:

On Monday, March 18, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (NDP) called on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to stop the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program and engage the provincial horse-racing industry in a real consultation process....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

Horse Racing Front & Centre In Media

March 12, 2013:

Fallout from both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial gaming announcement and horse-racing transition-related news continues to hit the mainstream press, as stories regarding no less than four different Ontario racetracks have been front and center over the past couple of days....read on

Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

NDP To Re-Introduce Anti-Modernization Motion

February 28, 2013:

Ontario's opposition parties have been quite vocal in giving verbal support for the province's beleaguered horse-racing industry. Front and centre in the year-long crisis have been PC MPP Monte McNaughton and NDP MPP Taras Natyshak. If observers have thought their criticism of the Ontario Liberals' handling of the horse-racing industry was going to cease, they are dead wrong....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

Can Wynne Sway Rural Ontario?

February 20, 2013:

As the province's new Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Kathleen Wynne has made it clear she and the Liberal Party need to reconnect with rural Ontario in order to stay in power. According to an award-winning writer with a PhD in economics, it can be done by stopping the OLG modernization strategy and maintaining the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Wynne Speaks On Horse Racing

February 15, 2013:

Kathleen Wynne officially addressed the province's horse racing industry in her capacity as Ontario's Premier on Thursday....read on

Natyshak: NDP Will Invest In Racing

February 7, 2013:

"We believe as a party that the expansion of gaming in the province is not a way to balance the books. We have a government that has absolutely failed in terms of economic stability -- they've wasted billions of dollars and now their looking to return that revenue through the misfortune of others on slot machines. It's not going to happen. It can't happen....read on

Natyshak Takes To The Airwaves

January 25, 2013:

New Democrat MPP Taras Natyshak, a staunch supporter of rural Ontario and the communities involved in the demise of the OLG modernization strategy, will be interviewed by someone involved in both broadcasting and horse ownership on Saturday, January 26....read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario NDP Support

December 19, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association expressed in a news release on Thursday afternoon that it is applauding NDP MPP Taras Natyshak for taking a strong stand on behalf of his party to express support for the horse racing industry....read on

Natyshak: Keep Slots-At-Racetracks Program Until At Least 2014

December 18, 2012:

In a multi-pronged release, Ontario New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) has called on the Ontario Liberal Government to hold off on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, has called for 2014 municipal referendums on casino expansion, and has called for the highly successful slots-at-racetracks program to be continued until at least 2014....read on

Natyshak Calls On McMeekin For 'Comprehensive Transition Plan'

August 30, 2012:

On Thursday, August 30 during question period in the Ontario Legislature at Queen's Park, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (NDP) called on Minister of Agriculture Ted McMeekin to come up with a 'comprehensive transition plan' for the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

Opposition Parties Support MacLeod, Horse Racing At Queen's Park

August 30, 2012:

The Thursday, August 30 Queen's Park rally in support of Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod's private members bill was the scene of something rare. The rally laid the groundwork for Ontario PC and NDP representatives in attendance to agree that they are on the same page against the Ontario Liberal Party's controversial decision to decimate the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

NDP MPP Natyshak: Panel Says Gov. Transition Funding Inadequate

August 27, 2012:

On Monday, August 27, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak highlighted via release that the report from the OMAFRA Transition Panel concluded that the $50-million the government had proposed to support horse-racing industry transition is totally insufficient to ‘build a bridge to sustainability.’...read on


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