A Brief Commentary by Niagara West-Glanbrook Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff
Posted October 20th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Queen’s Park, Toronto – Explosive new documents in the civil lawsuit against the Government revealed that the Liberals deliberately planned for the “collapse” of the horse-racing industry, which they knew would lead to “23,000 job losses and 27,000 dead horses.”
Reports also indicate that breeders were forced to sell off horses to livestock exchanges.
“The horse-racing industry has had a long and important history in Niagara and across the province and deserves to be treated with respect,” stated Oosterhoff. Horses have been racing at Fort Erie since 1897. The celebrated Fort Erie race track is one of the biggest employers in southern Niagara.
“These revelations make it blatantly clear that the Liberals are treating both the horses and the human beings in the horse-racing industry with utter contempt,” said Oosterhoff. “Sadly, this is just one more instance of this government trampling on the legitimate interests of others for their own narrow political purposes”.
“Fourteen years have been more than enough to show us that the Liberals are only in this for themselves and their insider friends.”
Sam Oosterhoff is the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party MPP for the Niagar area riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook
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