Let’s have a referendum over Ontario’s casino plans

Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of people involved with the Ontario horse-racing industry. I have visited horse tracks from Windsor to Kawartha and from Fort Erie to Sudbury.

One thing I have heard at every stop is that Premier Dalton McGuinty and Liberal Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s decision to end the successful slots-at-racetracks agreement marked the beginning of the end for Ontario’s horse-racing industry and with it more than 60,000 direct or indirect jobs, at a time when we already have 600,000 unemployed men and women in the province. Read article