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Statement from the Honourable Charles Sousa

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Statement from the Honourable Charles Sousa

Ministry of Finance

I met with Paul Godfrey this afternoon and thanked him for his leadership as Chair of the Board of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) since February 2010.

Mr. Godfrey led a significant turnaround in the operations of the OLG.  Based on his extensive career in public office (including Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto from 1973 to 1984) and in the private sector (currently President and CEO, Postmedia Network), Mr. Godfrey brought seasoned leadership and deep commitment to his role as Chair of OLG.  Under his leadership, OLG re-invented itself and became a modern and more efficient organization.  OLG undertook a strategic business review of its entire operations that brought greater focus and discipline to this important public agency. 

Mr. Godfrey is a corporate leader who understands the importance of contributing to the public sector and the importance of the revenue generated by OLG in supporting public services such as health care.  As a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, he has consistently demonstrated his dedication to our community time and again.

The Government of Ontario appreciates the commitment that Mr. Godfrey has made as Chair of OLG, and thanks him for the significant accomplishments made during this period.

An interim Chair of the OLG has been appointed effective immediately to assist with the ongoing implementation of the OLG's modernization plan.  The position will be filled by Peter Wallace, Secretary of the Cabinet.

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