Response from Horse Racing Appeal Panel Regarding Request to Dismiss the Appeal

Ms. Tamara Brooks 

c/o Legal Services 

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 

90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200 

Toronto, ON M2N 0A4 

Mr. Frank Roth 

Barrister & Solicitor 

4646 Dufferin Street, Suite 6 

Toronto, ON M3H 5S4 

December 18, 2017 

Dear Ms. Brooks and Mr. Roth, 

The Chair of the HRAP has instructed me to advise both parties that a hearing will be held to determine the sole question as to whether the HRAP has jurisdiction to hear this matter. The burden of establishing jurisdiction will be on the party invoking the HRAP’s jurisdiction, viz. the Horse Peoples Alliance of Ontario. 

I have also been instructed to advise that the parties will be required to serve and file Hearing Briefs not less than 5 days prior to the hearing date in accordance with rule 13.1 of the HRAP’s Rules of Procedure. 

As to the hearing date, as Mr. Roth is out of the jurisdiction until the end of January 2018, I will be in touch with both of you soon after his return. 


Mark Wiskin 

Racing Appeals Coordinator 

Horse Racing Appeals Panel 

T: 416-326-5735 / 1-800-522-2876 

Fax: 647-723-2198 



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