More Exposure For Quebec Situation

Published: February 10, 2009 02:10 pm EST

In today's edition of The Ottawa Citizen, the publication has ran a lengthy piece regarding the volatile and dire situation in the province of Quebec. The article offers quotes from some of the situation's major players


The article quotes both Michel St-Louis, president of the Association Trot et Amble du Québec (ATAQ), and Paul Massicotte, owner of Attractions Hippiques, among others.

"The main thing is we are horsemen," said St-Louis. "We prefer to train horses than to go to court. It's really expensive to go to court. We want to spend our life on a racetrack and race."

The article cites Massicotte as saying that he's afraid the province fears a backlash against the proposed bailout of Attractions Hippiques, and he's "not confident" the agreement will be concluded.

"It's unpopular. It takes political courage to support it," he said.

To read The Ottawa Citizen article in its entirety, click here.

(With files from The Ottawa Citizen)