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MacLeod To Take Slots At Racetracks Case To Auditor General

August 20, 2012:

"I think this could be a whitewash, that's why I'm calling in the Auditor General through a private member's motion this September to come in, look at the numbers look at the impact on the horse racing industry and see do Ontarians really want casinos at their downtown locations."...read on

McMeekin: OMAFRA Panel Report Expected Wednesday

August 19, 2012:

While the industry holds its collective breath waiting for the findings of the OMAFRA panel, Minister of Agriculture Ted McMeekin will make an announcement early this week and expects the report to be released on Wednesday....read on

Horwath, Natyshak Point Out Liberal Misinformation

August 17, 2012:

On the afternoon of Friday, August 17, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak released a joint statement pointing out that in 2004 the Ontario Liberal Party cited the Ontario horse-racing industry as supporting 60,000 jobs, but, strangely, is now stating that the industry only supports '5,800' jobs....read on

Ontario Liberals Announce $50 Million Transitional Fund For Horse Racing; OHRIA Responds

June 7, 2012:

A release from the Liberal government on Thursday officially announced the transitional fund established to "help the horse racing industry transition from the Slots at Racetracks program to a more sustainable, self-sufficient model."...read on

Liberals Remain Vague; Transitional Funding "Coming Soon"

June 6, 2012:

On Tuesday, June 5 in the Ontario Legislature, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and Agricultural Minister Ted McMeekin were grilled over the lack of consultation with the provincial horse-racing industry in light of the government's abrupt and illogical withdrawal from the mutually-beneficial and highly lucrative slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Natyshak Demands Immediate Consultation

May 15, 2012:

After putting thousands of jobs in the horse racing sector in jeopardy, the McGuinty government must meet immediately with the sector and consult on ways to support jobs, says NDP MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex)...read on

Ontario Horse Racing Rally Footage

April 1, 2012:

Last week members and supporters of Ontario's horse racing industry attended rallies at Queen's Park and numerous Liberal MPP offices to protest the Ontario Liberal Government's decision to close slot parlours at a number of provincial raceways and inexplicably walk away from the mutually-beneficial and highly-successful OLG Slots-At-Racetracks contractual partnership...read on


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