A message from Mayor Martin:
Good people of Fort Erie, as you may be aware, on April 30, 2012 the Province of Ontario closed the OLG Slots at Fort Erie Race Track. Not only did this throw more than 200 people out of work, but also induced the loss of 85 more jobs at the Fort Erie Race Track tied directly to supporting the Slots operation.
Further, the Province retracted the long-standing revenue sharing program with Ontario Race Tracks, which means, they have effectively closed the Fort Erie Race Track, and this will be the last season for thoroughbred racing in Fort Erie. This is in addition to the implementation of Provincial policies that are hindering growth opportunities and our future prosperity, including; Provincially Significant Wetlands policy which sterilizes our industrial land potential along the QEW and restrictions on our ability to expand our Urban Service Boundaries where we need to accommodate development demand.
My Council and senior staff have been working with our Economic
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