Premier Wynne 'committed' to harness racing
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's committed to making sure there is a sustainable horse racing industry in the Windsor area.
During a visit to Windsor on Wednesday,Wynne said a proposal from a Lakeshore group remains under review.
The group wants more harness racing at the Leamington fairgrounds this summer. It also wants a track and full-time racing in Lakeshore.
Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain is a horse owner who's involved and is optimistic the province will come through.
"She's out now to help the horse racing industry. And if she's helping the horse racing industry, then she's helping southwestern Ontario," Bain said. "I had the opportunity to discuss it with the premier in a very brief meeting, but I'm satisfied that her and Minister [Teresa] Piruzza are certainly working to help us out."
Bain admits time is running out, because the racing season begins in June.
Wynne says she is committed to keeping the horse racing industry as part of the gaming strategy in the province.
"I just want everyone to know that I'm committed to continuing to work with tracks to make sure that horse racing is viable across the province," Wynne said.