Mills Wants Liberals To Corral Godfrey
Published: November 19, 2012 4:25 pm ET
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"The men and women who are elected in this community should be giving direction to the unelected people who they've put in jobs to follow their public-policy direction. And, it seems to me that Paul (Godfrey), who I've never had a bad word with, is getting ahead of the elected people in our community, and I think we need to prick their conscience and tell them 'look, [take] charge of this.'"
Dennis Mills, of racingfuture.com, pulled no punches Monday morning (November 19) when he took to the airwaves with host John Oakley on Talk Radio AM640.
Mills took the opportunity to present the platform that he is pushing: 'Farmers and horses first, casinos second.'
"I think that the Liberals in Ontario have their priorities all wrong when it comes to the rural Ontario economy," Mills said. "I've been straight up about this. I believe farmers and horses should be first and casinos should be second. I believe the Premier, while he's still got 40 or 50 days left on the job, should be directing Paul Godfrey, OLG, to park all this hype and focus on casinos and put the file to rest…"
John Oakley Show - Talk Radio AM640 - Monday, November 19
Mills pointed out that there are tens of thousands of people in rural Ontario that are being devastated by the Provincial Government's handling of Ontario horse racing, "while there are literally dozens of lobbyists running around this town pressing municipal people, pressing provincial people, (saying) 'let's all focus on the casino.'"
He added, "I think it is incumbent upon those of us in the city that care about rural Ontario that we keep pressing the nerve of not only Dalton McGuinty, but also Tim Hudak, who has not taken a clear position on this, and Andrea Horwath to say to Paul (Godfrey), 'farmers and horses first, casinos second.'"