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Ontario Horse Racing In The News

Published: October 28, 2013 3:44 pm ET

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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).

The report which appeared on the front page of the Toronto Star this past weekend claims that former Finance Minister Dwight Duncan abruptly cancelled the Slots at Racetracks Program in fear of the possibility of an 'ORNGE-style scandal.' The article can be read by clicking here.

OPSEU also commented on the situation on Monday via press release. The release states that OPSEU President Warren 'Smokey' Thomas has thrown his support behind a call for transparency in regard to the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program and its fallout. To read the OPSEU release, click here.

Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (NDP) referred to the issue Monday in the Ontario Legislature during question period. To view video of the discussion in the Legislature, click here.


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