Hiawatha Horse Park. BlackburnNews.com file photo.

PCs Promise To Get Horse Racing Back On Track

A promise of a brighter future for the Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre.

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says the Conservative’s campaign platform released over the weekend, will see a revitalization of the horse racing industry.

Bailey says the Ontario PC’s will get horse racing back on track by creating a horse racing scratch ticket, and return every dollar made from it to local racetracks.

“This government pretty well has destroyed it, they did their best to break the back of it,” says Bailey. “Horsemen and women and the industry has struggled but they stay involved and are there, so we’ve got something to build on. We’re going to try and restore it, it won’t happen overnight but I got a lot of time for that in Sarnia-Lambton with the track here at Hiawatha and the horse owners.”

The platform called the “People’s Guarantee” contains more than 140 promises, including a child care tax credit, a further 12% cut to hydro rates and $1.9-billion in new mental health spending over the next ten years.

Ontarians head to the poles June 7, 2018.