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We Will Be Heard! Save the Ajax Casino

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On February 14, 2018 Ajax Council was shocked to learn from media that the Ajax Casino was slated for closure.  

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs was quoted in the Peterborough Examiner saying:   

‘Kawartha Downs and three other racetracks in Ontario - Ajax Downs, for example - are about to lose their slot machines and the revenues that go along with them.’

The Ajax Casino is one of the most successful gaming facilities in North America with 338 employees, with revenue of close to $200 million. The facility also supports Ajax Downs. The co-located racetrack contributes $56 million/year to the agricultural sector in Durham Region and beyond, and supports 1,700 jobs.

We are strongly urging provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa for an independent, fair, public review of the decision. 

Ajax residents and the quarter horse industry deserve a public and transparent process. We will be heard.

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