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Sudbury Protest At MPP's Office


Published: March 16, 2012 4:51 pm ET

Last Comment: March 17, 2012 11:34 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

“We want answers and we aren't getting any. We've got to raise awareness about what is going on."

Horsemen came into Sudbury on Friday morning with horses, trucks and trailers and parked in front of Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci's office. Members of the racing community are asking for some answers from local government in light of Monday's announcement by the OLG that it plans to end the slots-at-racetracks contract in March 2013.

MacLean owns around 15 of the 29,000 race horses in Ontario. He's concerned for the future of the horses and the racing community.

"The fact is we will be giving away $100,000 worth of horses we have invested in [and] in the barn," MacLean told CBC.

Sudbury Downs' owners have yet to hear from the OLG on the future of the slot operation. Andrew MacIsaac, Sudbury's Director of Operations, said the plan is still to open March 21 for training and start the live season of harness racing on April 21.

March 17, 2012 - 11:34 amGreat job done in Sudbury!

Lynne Magee SAID...

Great job done in Sudbury! Keep it going.

March 16, 2012 - 10:22 pmGreat Job Paul and the rest

alan guthrie SAID...

Great Job Paul and the rest of you guys and girls up there. we have our Rally next Friday. We all have to do MORE than our part.

March 16, 2012 - 9:28 pmGood Job Paul! Let's keep

Mary DeLuca SAID...

Good Job Paul! Let's keep rattling chains!!--Mary and George, Sault Ste. Marie

March 16, 2012 - 7:36 pmWe are gaining momentum. The

We are gaining momentum. The Liberals thought this to be a "sleeper" issue...NOT the case. PCs and NDPs are being informed, keep it going.... Get the word out, keep writing, circulate the petition and hand in those signatures.

... Old Town Hall meeting in Sudbury (Chelmsford) Tuesday at 730pm.

March 16, 2012 - 6:46 pmHats off to Paul this is

Brett Riley SAID...

Hats off to Paul this is what we need more of.

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