On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active licences, authorizations and registrations it has issued. On ...

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On Friday, October 9, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it introduced additional, targeted public health measures in the Ottawa, Peel, and Toronto public health unit regions...

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On September 19, 2020 the Ontario Government announced reductions in the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province...

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Following the February 2020 post announcing the retirement of the AGCO’s CEO and Registrar Jean Major in early September, and the appointment of Tom Mungham as his successor, the AGCO is announcing some other notable changes...

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In: General - Thursday, August 20, 2020

AGCO Newsletters: We’ve gone digital!

To support the AGCO’s commitment to a digital-first approach as a modern regulator, we have moved our existing print newsletters (Licence Line, Lottery Line and Race Line) to an “e-newsletter” format. We will also be launching an e-newsletter for the cannabis retail regulation sector. This change aligns with the Ontario Government’s...

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On March 28, 2020, the Ontario government issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than...

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On March 18, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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On March 18, 2020, we advised you that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would be extending by three months the term of all the active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and...

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During this extraordinary and challenging time, the AGCO will continue its activities and services as long as the sectors we regulate remain operative. We are very aware and empathetic to the toll of this pandemic on affected businesses, individuals and families. We are making every effort to support our customers by continuing to deliver...

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In light of the extraordinary measures being taken by the Government of Ontario to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGCO will extend the term of all active liquor, gaming and cannabis licences, authorizations and registrations it has issued by three months.

In the case of horse racing, all horseperson licences will be extended...

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This message is to confirm the AGCO will be maintaining its services in support of the businesses and citizens that rely on our activities. We will be adapting our services as needed, guided by advice from public health officials.

Monitor recommendations and direction from government and public health authorities

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After 35 years of public service and 16 years at the helm of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), Jean Major announced he will be retiring from his roles as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer by the end of August 2020.

Since 2004, Jean has been leading the AGCO on a deliberate modernization journey that...

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