HORSE RACING INDUSTRY PROTESTS

Aug 30, 2012

By Michael Kramer

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Members of the horse racing industry rallied outside the legislature today to protest the Province’s decision to pull slot machines from racetracks.

The move would effectively withdraw the industry share of slot machine revenues, saving the government millions of dollars.

But Progressive Conservative Lisa MacLeod says 60-thousand jobs are at stake.

She introduced a private member’s bill following the rally calling on the auditor general to review the plan and its impact on the horse racing industry.

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says Ontario can’t afford to spend 345-million dollars a year subsidising the horse-racing industry.

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