Big union supports horse racing
Posted 10 months ago
Wed, Jul 18th, '12 - 8:12 am
The C-A-W is calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty to put an immediate hold on the withdrawal of slot machines from Ontario’s racetracks.
The union says the threatens to wipe out the province’s horse racing and breeding industry and throw 55 thousand people out of work.
C-A-W president Ken Lewenza says the government shouldn’t be taking a step that will ruin people’s lives and harm the whole economy.
Lewenza notes that the horse racing and breeding industry directly contributed more than 2.3 billion dollars to the Ontario economy in 2010.