Courts: Duncan, McGuinty To Testify

On Tuesday (October 3), a divisional court rejected a key appeal from the Ontario Government and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. in regard to an ongoing legal battle with a group of Standardbred breeders in the province. According to an article by the Toronto Star, the anticipated ruling affirms that a total of 11 individuals – including former […] Read more »

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals — including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan — to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in […] Read more »

McGuinty, Duncan Must Testify

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that former Premier Dalton McGuinty and former Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, among others, will be forced to answer questions on the record in regard to the controversial decision to cancel the Slots at Racetracks Program. The decision was released late last week (Friday, August 4). It […] Read more »

Horse breeders’ Witness List Includes Kathleen Wynne, Dalton McGuinty

Judge to rule on quashing summonses in Ontario racehorse breeders’ battle over cancelled slots revenue-sharing. A standardbred horse races at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. A group of Ontario breeders is in a court battle with the province over the abrupt cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program in 2012.   (MICHAEL BURNS FILE PHOTO)   By […] Read more »

Ontario Court Orders Broad Production Of Government Documents Regarding Cancellation Of SARP

On February 9, 2015, Ontario  Superior Court Justice Michael Emery released his decision in a motion brought by standardbred breeders seeking broad production of internal documents from Ontario and OLG about the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP). The  motion was brought by the breeders in their lawsuit for damages        caused by the […] Read more »

OHRIA Responds To Attack on Winbak Owner Joe Thomson By Finance Minister Duncan

The Letter below was sent on Friday afternoon from Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association to the Premier of Ontario responding to a series of inaccurate comments Minister Duncan made about horse racing, while attacking a significant foreign investor. Dear Premier, It causes great concern to the Ontario racing and breeding […] Read more »