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 »

Five-Year Plan Gets $100 Million Infusion

  Sources indicate that an announcement slated for Monday will increase government funding to Ontario’s horse racing industry with an additional $100-million infusion. According to London’s CTV News reporter Cristina Howorun, race dates will also be announced and the total funding in the five-year plan for racing will be boosted from $400 to $500 million. […] Read more »

Motion To Reinstate SARP Carried By A 45-38 Vote In Ontario Legislature

    The Ontario New Democratic Party’s motion calling for the reinstatement of the Slots-At-Racetracks Program was carried in a 45-38 vote by the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, November 20. The non-binding motion was tabled by NDP leader Andrea Horwath and carried with the support of the NDP and PC parties while […] Read more »

Andrea Horwath And The NDP’s Pledge To Reinstate SARP

TORONTO — New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath pledged Wednesday that her party would reinstate the slots-at-racetracks program if it wins the next election. Flanked by people employed in the horse racing industry and their families, Horwath challenged the governing Liberals to reconsider their decision to scrap the SARP program and replace it with a new […] Read more »

OPSEU And Taras Natyshak Ask For Transparency In Regard To The Cancellation Of The SARP Program

A story which was run in the Toronto media this past weekend regarding horse racing has garnered a response from the New Democratic Party in the Ontario Legislature and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). The report which appeared on the front page of the Toronto Star this past weekend claims that former Finance […] Read more »