Essex, Mayors Against Liberal Stance

Published: March 8, 2012 02:05 pm EST

To nobody's surprise, more politicians are coming out and publicly stating that the Ontario Liberals' idea of tinkering with the overly-successful slots-at-racetracks program is a very bad one


An article by the CBC has explained that Essex County Council has officially thrown its support behind the Ontario horse-racing industry in its fight against the possibility of cuts to the program.

It has also stated that a few mayors have decided to officially let their feelings be known.

"With Leamington, our fair board there houses a number of horses, and we've got trainers coming down that are using our track in town. It's a stimulus for Leamington," Leamington Mayor John Paterson was quoted as saying.

LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya also gave his two cents, stating, "There are a couple facilities in LaSalle that will be gravely impacted by [a change to the program]," and that "Certainly, anything that's going to affect our residents we have to be concerned about."

For Trot Insider's complete coverage regarding the fallout and uproar in response to the Ontario Liberals' Drummond Report, click here.