It makes no mention of Sudbury Downs and does not include specifics for horse racing in northern Ontario, she said.
"(Premier) Kathleen Wynne has not provided answers to horse-racing families in the North," Gelinas said, in a press release.
"Horse racing has deep roots in communities in Sudbury that is a way of life for many families. By not providing a serious plan for northern Ontario, the Liberal government continues to keep people who depend on racing in our communities living with uncertainty."
A press release from the province said the plan, based on the final Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report, will strengthen the industry and support future growth by:
-Providing up to $400 million over five years to sustain a wide range of racing opportunities that are supported by strong business plans
-Integrating horse racing with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) modernization plan, which includes researching potential horse-themed lottery products and leveraging the corporation's business, marketing and responsible gambling expertise within the horse racing industry
-Restructuring the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) into two divisions -- one that will continue its existing regulatory functions and a separate division that will distribute funding and work with the OLG on industry development to grow the racing fan base.
-Strengthening and supporting the province's horse racing industry is part of the Ontario government's three-part economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
"We know how important the horse racing industry is to communities all across Ontario,” said Wynne.
“That’s why our government has worked with industry and community representatives to develop a five-year plan that will build on the great traditions of horse racing in this province and attract a new generation of fans to the sport."
To read the Final Report of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel visit ontario.ca/agriculture-news.