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Sudbury Poll Proves Overwhelming Support For Racing Aid From Gov

Published: September 4, 2012 11:30 am ET

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A telephone poll conducted last week found that not just some, but an overwhelming majority of respondents --- 93 per cent, to be exact --- are in favour of the Ontario Liberal Government doing more to help the province's horse-racing industry survive if there is not going to be a revenue-sharing agreement in effect going forward.

The results of the telephone poll have been brought to light courtesy of an article by The Sudbury Star.

According to the article, one of the individuals polled could not contain her displeasure with the current Liberal course of action, which has been characterized as a 'death-blow' to Ontario's horse-racing industry.

"Definitely they (the minority Ontario Liberal Government) should do more," the respondent stated. "This is terrible of Ontario. That Liberal leader (Dalton McGuinty) is something else. He's destroying the north, destroying people and workers. It's absolutely disgusting; I can't believe this is going on. I can't believe this government is so greedy for money that they'll take from the people that work."

The report explains that the results of an online poll on the topic were much closer, although pro-support responses came out on top by a tally of 47 per cent to 44 per cent.

A comments of a male respondent, along with others, appear in the article. The male respondent was quoted as saying, "Obviously, it (the slots-at-racetracks program) is vital to the Sudbury area and horse people. It is amazing that our local politicians at the city are dead silent on the issue. You would think they would speak out in favour."

(With files from The Sudbury Star)

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