March 12, 2012 - OLG - Modernizing Lottery & Gaming in Ontario
Please see attached OLG Strategic Business Review.
March 8, 2012 - AQHA - Hall of Fame Induction Web Cast
The 2012 AQHA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place March 11, at 9 P.M Central. 10 P.M Eastern. You can view this ceremony on line for free at http://www.aqha.com/en/News/News-Articles/03022012-HOF-Webcast.aspx..
March 2, 2012 - ORC - Notice to the Industry - Ethanol found in N butyl alcohol
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been advised that some samples of a compounded version of n-butyl alcohol contain ethanol. The substance was not listed as an ingredient. On February 23, the ORC issued a Notice to the Industry reminding licensees of the CPMA testing of its official samples for ethanol effective February 13, 2012.
The ORC believes it is the responsibility of Ontario licensees to pay close at..
February 29, 2012 - National Post - McGuinty leaves Ontario racing industry in the lurch
Two weeks after being told its budget numbers were slightly off, and the provincial deficit would be $30-billion in 2017 rather than zero, the Ontario government has managed to come up with just two potential solutions: sell off the LCBO headquarters on Toronto’s lakefront for a one-time gain, and remove $345-million a year from the horse-racing industry.
The LCBO sale would have only a minor impact on the swoll..
February 29, 2012 - Standardbred Canada - National Post Questions Liberal Strategy
Published: February 29, 2012 11:56 am ET
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"So how is this (the slots-at-racetracks program) a carbuncle draining revenue from the government? It sounds, in fact, a lot like the deal Ontario has with the liquor business, which sends it a 'dividend' — which last year totalled $1.55-billion — in return for which it gets to keep a monopoly on booze sales. Is the LCBO’s share of t..