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Horwath To Table Non-Binding Motion

Published: November 20, 2013 11:35 am ET

Last Comment: November 20, 2013 1:21 pm ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

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.

The non-binding motion will be debated and voted on in the legislature today.

The contents of the Ontario NDP release regarding the motion appear below.

Reinstate The Slots-At-Racetracks Program: NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

Today NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will push the government to protect horseracing in Ontario by tabling the following Opposition Day motion to reinstate the Slots-at-Racetracks program.

The motion will be debated and voted on in the Legislature later today:

“… The Legislative Assembly calls on the Government to re-instate and maintain the SARP program unless and until a new revenue sharing program is developed in consultation with affected communities, industry and stakeholders; and

That all existing and future racetrack audits be published to ensure that funds are dispersed to the horse racing industry in a fair and transparent process. Addressed to the Premier of Ontario.”

Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 - Andrea Horwath Opposition Day Motion

(All times approximate)

3:45 p.m. - Debate in legislature to begin

5:45 p.m. - Legislature to vote on motion.

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November 20, 2013 - 1:21 pmThe Liberals won't support it

The Liberals won't support it but what about " Mikie" Whodat? After all it was his puppeteer Mike Harris that originated SARP!

November 20, 2013 - 1:05 pmCheap talk and posturing is

Norm Brunet SAID...

Cheap talk and posturing is all this is about. The Liberals failed to administer SARP properly by not acting on the Sadinsky report in 2008 and then they just wanted it to go away with it's 2500 jobs, so they thought.

November 20, 2013 - 12:24 pmI am the first to be

Georg Leber SAID...

I am the first to be skeptical, however if the Conservatives vote for it, then even though it is non-binding, the Liberals would be hard pressed to deny the will of the parliament.

Quite frankly, I think the Liberals are looking for a way out of this mess. If the Liberals support it, the first round is on me.

Georg Leber-ICR RACING

November 20, 2013 - 12:01 pmNon-Binding, I am intersested

Tim Bates SAID...

Non-Binding, I am intersested to see what happens here.

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