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Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Regulatory Stock Review Plan: 2021 to 2026

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public list and description of planned reviews of regulations that the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) is proposing within a five year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future.

The stock review plan identifies a CPMA contact point for the planned reviews. The stock review plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect CPMA’s regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

Regulatory Stock Review Plan: 2021 to 2026

Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations

Title of the Regulations Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations
Enabling Act Criminal Code: Section 204
Rationale To ensure regulations remain effective, modern, and informed by consideration of industry developments, including ongoing technology advancements.
Narrative

CPMA regularly consults with Canadian race-course associations to identify opportunities for improving the regulatory framework. The planned approach is to consult with stakeholders and identify regulatory provisions that may benefit from reconsideration, given developments that affect how pari-mutuel betting on horse racing is conducted, including IT advancements. This regularly includes meeting with Canadian bettors, race-course associations and provincial horse racing regulators, and discussing the efficacy of the regulatory requirements in achieving policy objectives.

The CPMA concluded its most recent Regulatory Framework Review in 2017. Amendments made to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (the Regulations) were registered on February 2, 2017 by the Privy Council Office and published on February 22, 2017 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Current and previous versions of the Regulations are accessible by visiting the Department of Justice website: Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations

Date of last review or amendment

SOR/2020-230 (3 Added Drugs) Oct 22, 2020
Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations: SOR/2020-230

SOR/2020-33 (3 Added Drugs) Feb 27, 2020
Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations: SOR/2020-33

SOR/2018-117 (2 Added Drugs) Jun 1, 2018
Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations - SOR/2018-117

SOR/2017-8 (Regulatory Review) Feb 2, 2017 [Mar 2, 2017 (s.51)]
Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations: SOR/2017-8

Targeted start for review 2022
Stakeholder Feedback Not currently applicable
Outcomes
  • Reviewed and confirmed - Not currently applicable
  • Amended - Not currently applicable
  • Removed - Not currently applicable
  • Replaced - Not currently applicable
For further information Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Regulatory Review
Agency contact Rande Sawchuk
Director, Policy and Planning
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
Telephone: 604-292-5865
Email: rande.sawchuk@canada.ca

Regulations Respecting The Transfer or Loan Racing Photographic or Video Products Short Title: Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations

Title of the Regulations Regulations Respecting The Transfer or Loan Racing Photographic or Video Products Short Title: Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations
Enabling Act Financial Administration Act
Section 61
Rationale

Subsection 61(2) of the Financial Administration Act states,

(2) The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, may authorize or make regulations authorizing the transfer, lease or loan of public property other than federal real property and federal immovables as defined in the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act.

The Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations were created to direct the use of photographic and video materials resulting from the operation of federally-provided photo-finish and video services at Canadian race-courses. The federal government no longer provides these services, and therefore no longer owns or creates material related to pari-mutuel horse racing in Canada.

Narrative

Review of the Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations to be determined.

The regulatory provisions respecting photo finish and video surveillance found under the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations were repealed in August, 2011 (SOR/2011-158).

All historical photographs and video tapes have been destroyed, therefore these regulations are no longer relevant.

Date of last review or amendment 1985 (SOR/85-730)
Targeted start for review 2021
Stakeholder Feedback Not currently applicable
Outcomes
  • Reviewed and confirmed - Not currently applicable
  • Amended - Not currently applicable
  • Removed - Not currently applicable
  • Replaced - Not currently applicable
For further information Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Regulatory Review
Agency contact Rande Sawchuk
Director, Policy and Planning
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
Telephone: 604-292-5865
Email: rande.sawchuk@canada.ca

Order Respecting Payments To Be Made For The Supervision Of Pari-Mutuel Systems Of Betting Short Title: Pari-Mutuel Payments Order

Title of the Regulations Order Respecting Payments To Be Made For The Supervision Of Pari-Mutuel Systems Of Betting Short Title: Pari-Mutuel Payments Order
Enabling Act Criminal Code: Section 204
Rationale

Subsection 204(4) of the Criminal Code states,

(4) Every person or association operating a pari-mutuel system of betting in accordance with this section in respect of a horse-race, whether or not the person or association is conducting the race-meeting at which the race is run, shall pay to the Receiver General in respect of each individual pool of the race and each individual feature pool one-half of one per cent, or such greater fraction not exceeding one per cent as may be fixed by the Governor in Council, of the total amount of money that is bet through the agency of the pari-mutuel system of betting.

The federal levy is collected from licenced Canadian race-course associations based on the amounts bet in Canada on horse racing and is currently fixed at the rate of 0.8% on every dollar amount bet.

Narrative

The Pari-Mutuel Payments Order is reviewed regularly in preparation of the CPMA’s annual business plan and budgeting exercise. The process involves reviewing the activities of the CPMA and determining whether the levy provides an adequate financial funding for the operation of the Agency over the following three year period.

This annual review of the payments order is essential as the CPMA is a Special Operating Agency, which is financed exclusively through a revolving fund, financed by the federal levy.

Date of last review or amendment Reviewed annually
Last amendment year: 1983 (SI/83-72)
Targeted start for review 2021
Stakeholder Feedback Not currently applicable
Outcomes
  • Reviewed and confirmed - Not currently applicable
  • Amended - Not currently applicable
  • Removed - Not currently applicable
  • Replaced - Not currently applicable
For further information Pari-Mutuel Payments Order
Criminal Code: Section 204
Agency contact Rande Sawchuk
Director, Policy and Planning
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
Telephone: 604-292-5865
Email: rande.sawchuk@canada.ca

For more information

Consult CPMA’s web page Acts and Regulations - Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency for a list of acts and regulations administered by CPMA, and further information on the CPMA’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives.

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit

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