Government Witnesses Examined In Standardbred Breeders Lawsuit

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Rod Phillips, former CEO of OLG, and Josh Cogan, a staffer at the Ministry of Finance, have already been examined, with more examinations to be scheduled this month. As previously […] 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 »

‘The Wellington Advertiser’ Interviews Ian Mathews, and Pat and Anna Meyers About The Breeder’s Lawsuit

Kris Svela from ‘The Wellington Advertiser’ interviewed Ian Mathews, from the law firm representing the Standardbred breeders. Mathews said his clients did not want to file lawsuit, but with a two-year window to take legal action, felt they should move ahead with it last week. Later in the article Svela describes his  interview with  Pat […] Read more »

London Free Press Reports On $65-Million Lawsuit

Kelly Pedro from The London Free Press wrote about how the horse racing industry was swept into uncertainty when then-finance minister Dwight Duncan announced in March 2012 that the province was ending the slots-at-racetracks revenue-sharing program. The move left the industry in flux, dropped the price of yearlings and left breeders reeling over their future. She […] Read more »