In a letter issued Tuesday night, OHRIA President Sue Leslie echoed the calls of Hamilton city councillors to show support for expanded gaming at Flamboro Downs.
On Thursday, February 14, council will convene at Hamilton City Hall (71 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ont.) at 1:00 p.m. Councillor Sam Merulla will be moving a motion that would require a new casino in Hamilton to be located at the Flamboro Downs racetrack.
Councillor Partridge, who represents Ward 15 in Flamborough, is asking for industry participants to attend the meeting and ensure their voices are heard.
"This Thursday Hamilton City Council will vote on a critical motion that will impact everyone involved in the horse racing and breeding industry in Ontario. We need to be there to show our support," noted Leslie. "We need to do everything we can to ensure this motion passes."