Optimistic over Canadian Racing: Removal of War Time Restriction Revives Hopes of Resumption of Sport in 1920, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-23


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OPTIMISTIC OVER CANADIAN RACING Removal of War Time Restriction Revives Hopes of Resumption of Sport in 1920. OTTAWA, Out., December 22. War time restrictions in Canada imposed by order in council under the war measures act cease to be operative on January 1. These include those on race track betting in regard to which conditions as they existed in 1917 are restored, but legislation on the matter it is expected will be submitted at the next session of the Dominion parliament. Dr. Rutherford, of the railway board, is now making an investigation into race track betting and his report will probably form the basis of legislative action. In the interral there may be some betting on the ice tracks. There may be, however, some difficulty in restoring the sport in Ontario owing to the presence in the government of Hon. W. E. Raney as attorney-general. Raney has been a professional reformer for some years and is of the opinion that in the exalted position lie holds hi the Ontario government he can stop racing in this province by refusing to grant licenses for race meetings, even if the Dominion government gives authority for the same. The racing people are quite confident that racing will be restored under better conditions next yeur than prevailed before 1917, and that the Ontario tracks will operate as usual despite Mr. Raneys attitude.

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