Horse Racing Industry Development Program Amendment: Termination date extension

Whereas a 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 OIC 894/2015 set out a termination date of March 31, 2019 for the program;

And whereas Ontario wishes to continue the encouragement of agriculture and the investments that increase and promote the breeding and racing of quality Ontario-Bred and Ontario-Sired racehorses and the sustainability of horse breeding 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 effective April 1, 2016 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, including a program established under section 6.2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act;

Now therefore, and pursuant to 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, I hereby order that section 4 of OIC 894/2015 is amended by replacing the termination date of March 31, 2019 with a termination date of March 31, 2021.

This order is effective on the date of signature set out below.

Original signed by

Jeff Leal,
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Date: July 13, 2017


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