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B.C. lottery boss terminated

3 Jun 2007

VICTORIA, B.C -- As reported by the CBC News: "The president and CEO of the B.C. Lottery Corporation has been fired following a scathing report by the province's ombudsman that found ticket retailers were winning too often.

"In a written statement, the lottery corporation's board said it was terminating Vic Poleschuk effective immediately.

"Lottery corporation chair John McLernon said a change of leadership is required as the board focuses on implementing ombudsman Kim Carter's recommendations.

"Carter said the lottery system is open to abuse and possible fraud, and that lottery officials failed to protect customers..."

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