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 Ailsa Craig     
 Ailsa Craig, ON (Nearby: Nairn, Carlisle, West Mcgillivray, Denfield, Mount Carmel, Dashwood)

 
 

139 Main St.
Ailsa Craig, Ontario
N0M 1A0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Phone : (519) 293-3600

Description From Owner:

  • Pop. 989. In McGillivray T., Middlesex C., Reg. Mun. of North Middlesex on the Ausable R. and C. Rds. 7 & 19,40 Ian NW of London.
  • Settled in 1835 by David Craig, who donated land for the Grand Trunk Railway station in 1858 on condition it be named Craig's Station.
  • Another place of that name existed, so the settlement was named Ailsa Craig after the witches' rock in the mouth of Scotland's Clyde R.
  • In 1984 the organizers of Canada's ftrst pari-mutuel turtle races were charged under the Criminal Code of Canada by the Ontario Provincial Police Anti-Rackets Squad with operating a common gaming house.
  • The races had been organized to raise money for a community centre whose grant had been reneged on by the government of the day. In Ontario Superior Court in London, attended by busloads of supporters of the organizers, charges eventually were dismissed.
  • But not before formation of the Ontario Rhinoceros Party at Ailsa Craig, designed to oust the government responsible for the turtle trial.
  • The 27 party leadership hopefuls are believed to have set a provincial record. The Ontario Elections Act was subsequently amended to preclude the creation of political parties not large enough to fteld candidates in all provincial ridings.
  • In 1984 the organizers of Canada's first pari-mutuel turtle races were charged under the Criminal Code of Canada by the Ontario Provincial Police Anti-Rackets Squad with operating a common gaming house.
  • The races had been organized to raise money for a community centre whose grant had been reneged on by the government of the day.
  • In Ontario Superior Court in London, attended by busloads of supporters of the organizers, the charges eventually were dismissed.
  • But not before formation of the Ontario Rhinoceros Party at Ailsa Craig, designed to oust the government responsible for the turtle trial.
  • The 27 party leadership hopefuls are believed to have set a provincial record.
  • The Ontario Elections Act was subsequently amended to preclude the creation of political parties not large enough to field candidates in all ridings.


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