CANDIDATE: STEVE PETERS (LIB), ELGIN-MIDDLESEX-LONDON

Steve Peters, former Minister of Labour and Liberal candidate for Elgin-Middlesex-London, answers our survey.  Here are his responses.   Dear Wag the Dog Team (Ontario):   Thank you for this opportunity to state our position on this important subject.   The Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act (formerly Bill 132) is now …

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CANDIDATE: MURRAY GAUDREAU (NDP), CHATHAM-KENT-ESSEX

Murray Gaudreau, NDP candidate for Chatham-Kent-Essex, has kindly responded to our Ontario Votes survey.  Here are his answers to our questions.   1. If the amended Dog Owners' Liability Act (2005) came up today for a free rather than a whipped vote as happened in 2005, WOULD YOU VOTE IN FAVOUR OF BANNING BREEDS as an effective …

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CALGARY: DOG OWNERS ARE THE CITY'S CUSTOMERS!

Brent at KC Dog Blog has nicely summarized Bill Bruce's presentation to their Canine Legislation Conference. Bill is the manager of Animal Control for Calgary and, based on the comments here, that city is incredibly far ahead in their animal control philosophy. Note that when the Ontario Liberal government was asked to allow Bill to …

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CANDIDATE: JOHN O'TOOLE (PC), DURHAM

John O'Toole, PC candidate for Durham, gives a thoughful reply to our survey.  Thank you very much, John, for participating – and for giving dog owners some hope!   1.  If the amended Dog Owners' Liability Act (2005) came up today for a free rather than a whipped vote as happened in 2005, would you …

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WHEN IS A LABRADOR RETRIEVER A 'PIT BULL'?

  The above picture is of Lucky a purebred Labrador Retriever   We were contacted this week by one of our readers in response to the article “Persecution, Ontario Style”. She was offering support in light of a very similar incident which happened last year to her mother, who wishes to remain anonymous.   The …

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CANDIDATE: LEEANNA PENDERGAST (LIB), KITCHENER CONESTOGA

Leeanna Pendergast, Liberal candidate for Kitchener Conestoga, has answered the Wag the Dog questionnaire.  Thank you for a clear response, Leeanna and thanks for sending along a picture of your family with your Labrador retriever.     1.  If the amended Dog Owners' Liability Act (2005) came up today for a free rather than a whipped …

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CANDIDATE: DAN McCREARY (PC), BRANT

PC candidate for Brant, Dan McCreary, has answered our questionnaire.  Here is his reply: 1.  If the amended Dog Owners' Liability Act (2005) came up today for a free rather than a whipped vote as happened in 2005, would you vote in favour of banning breeds as an effective way to protect people from dog …

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MCGUINTY PURCHASES POSITIVE PRESS

  Headlines from Toronto and national newspapers from Friday, September 21, 2007, the day after the Ontario leaders debate:   The Toronto Sun: Dalt Loses It http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/21/4514123-sun.html   The Toronto Star: Tag team blasts McGuinty http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/258995   The Globe and Mail: McGuinty owns up to broken promises http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wdebate21/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home   The National Post: All but called …

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CANDIDATE: TOBY BARRETT (PC), HALDIMAND-NORFOLK

The first candidate to respond to the Ontario Votes questionnaire is Toby Barrett, PC MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk.   Here is his response:     1.  If the amended Dog Owners' Liability Act (2005) came up today for a free rather than a whipped vote as happened in 2005, would you vote in favour of banning …

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I guess the Premier doesn't like being asked hard questions??

Last Wednesday, on a campaign stop, developer Mike Quattrociocchi approached the Premier to ask the questions “What are you going to do about the natives occupying my site?”. He was referring to his construction site in Brantford, Ontario.  To see the clip from CHCH News, click on the link below. What I found quite humorous, …

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2003 Ontario Election Results

The following tables are summarized from tables found at Elections Ontario showing the results from the 2003 provincial election. Each riding (district) is listed on one line, showing the elected political party with its percentage of the total vote, the next closest party with its percentage, and the difference between the two. The first table (by …

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Ontario MPP's Voting Record on Bill 132

Click here to view the voting records of all Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament who had the opportunity to vote on Bill 132 on March 1, 2005. The tables are split into those who voted for the bill, those who voted against it, and those who didn't vote. Unfortunately, Ontario has since changed the names …

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WANT TO HELP? SHORT OF TIME AND MONEY?

Here's something that will take all of ten seconds to do. The following letter will be sent to all party leaders in the near future, before the Ontario provincial election, October 10. If you agree with what it says, please follow the instructions and send in your info along with any comments you'd like to …

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Breaking News! Call For Investigation of "Slushgate"

ROBERT W. RUNCIMAN, MPP Leeds-Grenville                                                                                                    PETER KORMOS, MPP Niagara Centre       For Immediate Release September 6, 2007     PC AND NDP MPP’s call for police investigation of “slushgate”   (Toronto) -  Progressive Conservative and New Democratic MPP’s joined forces today to call for a police investigation into a scandal involving $32 …

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It is in the best interest of Ontario to give the Liberals the BOOT!

The election is fast approaching. The day responsible dog owners (among the majority of Ontario citizens who have been adversely effected by Liberal reign) have been anxiously waiting for, for 4 years!   The most important thing you can do is VOTE!   In the meantime, you can contact your riding association to offer your help. …

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