The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will be reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), effective immediately. The announcement of the ministry change was included in a news release which indicated that an agreement in principle has been made between the Government of Ontario and Woodbine Entertainment Group.
ORC Chair Rod Seiling has already had communications with Minister McMeekin and ORC Executive Director Steve Lehman has spoken with a number of senior OMAFRA personnel. As it has with other ministries, the ORC looks forward to building a strong working relationship with OMAFRA.
The ORC will continue to support and be a resource to OMAFRA as the racing industry works to move to a more self-sustaining model.
For further information, please contact Rod Seiling at the Ontario Racing Commission at 416 213-0520.