Ontario's Liberals court the farm vote
The Premier offering an olive branch to farmers and the horse racing industry.
While attending the International Plowing Match in Ayr yesterday, Dalton McGuinty says the government plans to introduce a Local Food Act to help get farmer's products into more places including the large supermarket chains.
The Premier also raised the issue of the government's decision to eliminate the slot revenue sharing deal with racetracks.
McGuinty says the government is still committed to ensuring a strong horse racing industry for the future.
He adds a panel made up of former cabinet ministers from all three parties will gather feedback from the horse racing sector about how the government can help keep it going without the slot machine revenue.
All of Ontario's political leaders and most MPPs attend the International Plowing Match each year to court the farm vote.