Minister's Order: Horse Racing Industry Development Program - Termination of Program [0001/2019]

Whereas the program known as The Horse Racing Industry Development Program was continued by OIC 894/2015 effective April 1, 2016 for the encouragement of agriculture within Ontario.

And whereas a Minister's Order issued July 13, 2017 extended that program until March 31, 2021.

And whereas the province of Ontario wishes to ensure that government programs are delivered efficiently and effectively, and that horse racing funding is being consolidated at the Ministry of Finance and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The province of Ontario now wishes to have the Ministry of Finance, instead of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, continue the work to increase and promote horse breeding and horse racing within the province of Ontario.

And whereas subsection 7(8) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act provides that a program established by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section 7 of that Act before March 22, 2017 and that is still in effect on that day, is deemed, on and after that day, to be a program established by the Minister under section 6.2 of that Act.

And whereas the Horse Racing Industry Development Program as continued by OIC 894/2015 meets the criteria described in section 7(8) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act and is therefore deemed to be a program established by the Minister under section 6.2 of that Act.

And whereas sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006 confers on the Minister certain powers to amend, revoke, or replace, including a program established under section 6.2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act.

Now therefore and pursuant to my authority under sections 6.2 and 7 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act, and sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006 the program known as the

Horse Racing Industry Development Program

is hereby terminated effective August 31, 2019. As such, OIC 894/2015, as amended by Minister's Order issued July 13, 2017, is also revoked effective August 31, 2019.

Original signed by:

The Honourable Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Executed on this 25 day of March, 2019.


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