Behind the Lines - June/July 2012

North Glengarry municipal council recently defeated a resolution put forward by the mayor of Fort Erie, home of one of the racetracks targeted by the Dalton McGuinty government’s controversial removal of slot machines from racetracks. Not unreasonably, Fort Erie was seeking support from other municipalities for the horse racing industry.

Also not unreasonably, in the circumstances, a majority of North Glengarry council members couldn’t figure out what the issue had to do with them. After all, as one noted, the nearest track is in Ottawa, about 100 kilometres away from their rural agricultural community.    

Better Farming - June/July 2012