Canadian racing writer offers another analysis
August 16, 2012
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Dave Briggs, the editor of The Canadian Sportsman magazine, saved his best point for his last few paragraphs when he wrote that a person doesn't need to attend a full-day kindergarten to figure out that the Ontario provincial government's plan to end the Slots at the Racetracks program doesn't make sense when you do the math.
"The truth is, the slots-at-racetracks program... is already one of the government's great financial contributors to health care and education," wrote Briggs. "In fact, slots at tracks helps fund expensive programs like full-day kindergarten.
"Even a guy who only went to half-day kindergarten can figure out the slots deal is a fantastic program for everyone and one well worth preserving."
The Liberal leaders of the provincial government have said that taking horse racing's share of the slots revenues can fund such initiatives as full-day kindergarten.
To read Briggs' column in the Guelph (Ont.) Mercury, click here.