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Update on Horse Racing and OLG Integration

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) president and CEO Stephen Rigby has issued the following letter, dated October 15, 2015, to Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) president Sue Leslie to provide the horse community an update on the integration of read more

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OLG Lockout is Over

Locked out OLG workers, members of Unifor working at Sudbury Downs, Casino Brantford and Woodbine Racetrack, voted overwhelmingly in support of a new collective agreement on October 13th, officially putting an end to a lockout that lasted three weeks. “Our read more

Locked out OLG workers outside Woodbine Racetrack. (CNW Group/Unifor)

OLG Lockouts at Woodbine & Sudbury Racetracks

Workers at Woodbine Racetrack and Sudbury Racetrack Slots have been locked out by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) since 12:01 a.m. on September 19th. The labour dispute is affecting more than 1,000 members of the Unifor union. In read more

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Toronto Council Approves Expanded Gambling at Woodbine

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s executive committee has voted to expand gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a 10-3 majority. Just two years ago, Toronto City council struck down similar expansion plans on the site and rejected proposals to build a major read more

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Ontario Horse Racing: Working Toward Sustainability

For the first time, representatives from the horse racing industry, the Government of Ontario and crown agencies are working together in support of a sustainable industry. Following government direction first announced in October 2013, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation read more

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Woodbine Racetrack Casino Public Consultation

Toronto City Council has tasked the City Manager with seeking public input on expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack. The public consultation will include: a public meeting in Etobicoke; an online questionnaire promoted on the City’s website and via social media; read more

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Ontario Horse Racing Industry Status Report

The cancellation of Ontario’s Slots at Racetrack Program (SARP) has necessitated a lengthy and critical review of how the province’s vital horseracing industry might move forward to a future of profitable growth and true self-sustainability. This is, by no means, read more


Woodbine Re-Opens Expanded Gaming Debate

According to a report in the Toronto Star, the issue of expanding gaming operations at Woodbine Racetrack may be back up for debate, after a May 2013 decision to ban table games at the facility. Back in 2013, Toronto’s city read more

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Ontario Government Ordered to Produce SARP Cancellation Documents

Last spring, a group of Standardbred breeders from Ontario launched a lawsuit against the province and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). The group, made of up breeders from nearly 40 Ontario farms, alleged that when then OLG announced read more

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NDP Responds to OHRIA Questions

The NDP responds to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association questionnaire: 1. Do you agree with this statement and will you support racetracks as sites for expanded gaming centres? Yes, the Ontario NDP agrees that tapping into the potential of read more

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