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OHRIA Plans Rallies at Liberal MPP Constituency Offices

As tens of thousands of Ontarians who rely on the horse racing and breeding industry continue to brace for the impact of the Ontario Liberal’s plan for the industry, the Ontaro Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is planning a number of r

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OHRIA Urges You to Write Your MPP Today

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on all owners, trainers, grooms, hotwalkers, vet techs, van drivers, blacksmiths and any other concerned horse racing and breeding industry participant to join the OHRIA and associates

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OHRIA Submission to Ontario Finance Committee

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) was granted deputation in front of Ontario’s Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs on June 6th, where they presented a submission, which is available here. The charts contained

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Proposed Budget Cuts Put Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry in Jeopardy

The much-anticipated Drummond report, issued February 15th, ahead of Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s budget next month, lists 362 measures for helping to reduce the province’s $16-billion deficit. One of Don Drummond’s recommendations is to al

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Questionable New “Bingo” Terminals Revealed

When the government announced the end of the Slots-At-Racetracks program they noted it was part of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Modernization Strategy. Part of that strategy includes the OLG’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitaliz

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The Majority of Ontarians Approve of Slots at Racetracks Program

Fully three quarters of Ontarians say they approve of the ‘Slots at the Racetrack” program (74%), and two thirds approve of the specific terms of the deal OLG has with Ontario’s horse racing tracks (61%) according to a new survey co

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Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Will Move Forward

The three member Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has submitted their final report to the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The prorogation of parliament will not affect the discharge of the report and it

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Slots-at-Racetracks Program Update

The Ontario budget, passed April 24th, puts an end to the slots-at-racetracks program, operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on March 31, 2013. The provincial budget was passed with all 52 Liberal members of Parliament voting f

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Getting to the bottom of how and why Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program ended

Court documents in the standardbred breeders lawsuit reveal what many already suspected - there was gross incompetence by OLG and Liberals on the SARP file.

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Sudbury Downs in Jeopardy

Members of the Ontario horse racing industry, turned protesters, lined their horse trailers up in front of Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci’s office Friday morning, looking for answers. They want to know what’s going to happen to them and to their