May 29, 2017

Ontario Budget Passes In Legislature, OHRIA Continues to Seek Industry Sustainability

On Tuesday, April 24, the Ontario Liberals’ budget survived a 52-37 vote in
the Legislature at Queen’s Park, one in which Andrea Horwath’s provincial NDP
party abstained from participating in.

The Liberal Budget will now be debated in the Legislature before it passes.

OHRIA President Sue Leslie is still fighting for sustainability and
transitional aid.

“We are still focused on sustainability, not transition,” Leslie told Blood-Horse. “Until we can have meaningful dialogue about how
this industry is going to be sustained rather than how this industry is going to
be transitioned, it certainly cracks the door open, but the door needs to be
opened a lot more yet.”

Leslie went on to say that the focus will remain on information and PR
campaigns in the days ahead while continuing discussions with Liberals and

(Standardbred Canada)