Vol. 145, No. 17 — August 17, 2011
SOR/2011-158 August 2, 2011
ARCHIVED — Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, pursuant to subsections 204(8) (see footnote a) and (9)(see footnote b)of the Criminal Code (see footnote c), hereby makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations.
Ottawa, August 2, 2011
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
REGULATIONS AMENDING THE PARI-MUTUEL
BETTING SUPERVISION REGULATIONS
1. The long title of the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:
PARI-MUTUEL BETTING SUPERVISION REGULATIONS
2. Section 1 of the Regulations and the heading before it are repealed.
3. Subparagraph 6(2)(b)(ii) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
- (ii) the facilities and equipment that require improvements to be made, including those associated with the undertaking of the drug control surveillance program activities, before the association may conduct pari-mutuel betting at its race-course, and
4. Section 43 to 48 of the Regulations are replaced by the following:
43. An association shall provide, at every race-course, a telephone or similar device for an officer to communicate with
- (a) the judges’ stand;
- (b) the pari-mutuel department; and
- (c) if applicable, the facilities of the drug control surveillance program.
COMING INTO FORCE
5. These Regulations come into force on April 1, 2011, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
Issue and objectives
In July 2010, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced the discontinuation of the photo finish and video patrol (PFVP) surveillance programs effective April 1, 2011.
The Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (the Regulations) currently include a number of requirements directing licenced associations (i.e. race-courses) to provide facilities and equipment for the proper operation of PFVP programs.
The amended regulations remove these federal requirements as they are no longer necessary. Provincial regulatory bodies (PRBs) utilize their own rule-making authority to establish any requirements they consider appropriate regarding photo finish and/or video patrol services.
Description and rationale
The delivery of PVFP programs by the CPMA required regulatory requirements which set out standards for the facilities to be provided at race-courses. These regulatory requirements include provisions describing lighting requirements for the racing surface, and the location of the finish line on the race track.
The amendments to the Regulations repeal the provisions regarding the PFVP service requirements. The repeal of these provisions will ensure there is no inconsistency duplicating with any provisions which might be established by a PRB.
In July 2010, the CPMA notified each PRB that as of March 31, 2011, the PFVP programs would be discontinued. Similar notices were also sent to each race-course association to ensure their awareness of the decision.
These amendments were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 26, 2011, to provide interested persons with the opportunity to make comments. No comments were received.
Implementation, enforcement and service standards
These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.
Policy and Planning Directorate
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
1130 Morrison Drive, Suite 100
S.C. 1994, c. 38, par. 25(1)(g)
S.C. 1994, c. 38, par. 25(1)(g)
R.S., c. C-46