BC Lottery Dumps CEO Over Security Scandal

The president of the British Columbia Lottery Corp. has been fired following sustained criticism that he did little to address problems created by corrupt ticket sellers.

The board of directors of the BC Lotto Corp. announced last week that Vic Poleschuk had been terminated as president and CEO with immediate effect. "The board of directors has decided a change of leadership is required and we've taken that step," chairman John McLernon said in a news release.

The board, rather than Poleschuk, will now implement BC Ombudsman Kim Carter's recommendations and the Lotto Corp.'s Player First program but an interim chief executive officer is also expected to be named next week.

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