Sarnia dogs released! But no pat on the back for Sarnia…

I was away for the weekend so wasn't able to update on the Sarnia dogs.. Chicobandido has the story. The dogs have been released to their owners. Thank you to Al Bennet for injecting some sense into this situation. Here is the media release from earlier today: City of SarniaMedia Release Date: September 21, 2009Release …

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CGN Day Sept 19th at Beeton Fair, Beeton, Ontario

CGN TESTING The Dog Legislation Council of Canada is offering a Canine Good Neighbor Day at the Beeton Fair September 19th, 2009. Canadian Kennel Club certificate test – conducted by a CKC CGN Evaluator. Fee for CGN is $35.00 per dog. Saturday, September 19th 2009 – testing will be held on the grounds at the …

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PC Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and Canvass a success

The PC volunteer appreciation BBQ and canvass was a success, as reported by one of our members who was in attendance with his dog Abby. The BBQ was a great chance to meet the St Paul's candidate, Sue-Ann Levy, who will be running in Bryant's former riding. The Liberal's are not confident they will hang …

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Sarnia's horrifying update

City now holding three suspected pit bulls The city has impounded yet another dog based on the belief it is a banned breed in Ontario and must be euthanized. A complaint prompted Sarnia officials on Friday to pick up a dog, which they were told fathered two puppies already being held at the Sarnia and …

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Bryant's legacy… death and destruction

Pitbull law unevenly applied ANIMALS: Two dogs to be euthanzied this week Posted By CATHY DOBSON, THE OBSERVER If Maddi and Carter lived in St. Clair Township they probably wouldn't be on death row. But they live in Sarnia where animal control officers say they resemble Staff ordshire bull terriers or pitbulls and are illegal. …

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Michael Bryant victim? Navigator Ltd. runs the spin cycle on high

Even if I were hypnotized I wouldn't believe Bryant isn't a ******bag! Anyone want to chip in a few bucks to hire a PR firm to put out the real truth? I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to round up a few (hundred thousand) p****d off citizens of Ontario that have found themselves on the …

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Is Michael Bryant going to take up cycling?

Former Attorney General Michael Bryant's conditions of his release were revealed today. Bryant was charged Tuesday with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. The conditions for his release were; a driving ban, Bryant must remain in the province of Ontario, leave his passport with police and notify police of …

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If Michael Bryant was a pitbull…

Our friends over at the Dogs in Canada blog have an excellent post! If Michael Bryant was a pitbull… by Kelly on September 2, 2009 It’s certainly very distressing to read about the news that former Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor …

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Inherently dangerous beast (Michael Bryant) charged in fatality

I hate to say, I told you so… Now a Toronto cyclist is dead, following a vicious act last night when former Attorney General of Ontario (McGuinty Fiberal's) Michael Bryant, went off like a ticking time bomb! The latest fatality stats were released early this morning for Ontario. Fatalities caused by “pitbulls”                  0Fatalities caused by …

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Supreme Court of Canada denies appeal to

Today the Supreme Court of Canada denied the leave for appeal. It is a dark day for Canada. This law strips the rights of law abiding citizens. This law is based on pure and simple propaganda and lies. This law allows legislators to flippantly strip anyone of their rights and base it on opinions from …

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Oh LOOK another consitutional challenge against the Ontario Liberals

Well surprise, surprise… Another constitutional challenge launched against the McGuinty Liberals. There have actually been several cases launched (in addition to our own) against the McGuinty Liberals for discrimination. Now there is a research project for a high school or university project. How many constitutional challenges have been launched compared to other sitting governments? Off …

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Nanny Fiberals hard at work!

The premier of this province, Dalton McGunity has a nickname that some of us (not so fondly) refer to him as. Nanny McFee! We in Ontario are sick to death of being nannied. This week Michael Bryant, Minister of Economic “disaster” not Development, delivered a disturbing speech to the Canadian Club in Toronto which is …

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Randy Hillier to repeal "pitbull" ban in Ontario

Randy Hillier is MPP in the riding of the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington. Randy's common sense approach is refreshing. Randy would like to see restoration of freedom in Ontario and as he puts it “get this province back on track”. I just spoke with Randy on the phone. I wanted to thank him for …

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Seeking to overturn the ban at Supreme Court level in Ontario

The official press release hit the press yesterday. We have filed to the Supreme Court of Canada. The public opinion was always in our favor but change has tipped even more in our favor since 2005. We see evidence of it at every event we attend (of which we have done or attended over 200 …

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CANDIDATE: LORI BRYDEN (LIB), LEEDS-GRENVILLE

      Thank you for your email.   I believe that pet owners must be held accountable for their pet's behaviour. As well, I feel that cruelty to any animal is unaccepable and must be dealt with appropriately. I would like the opportunity to raise these issues on your behalf at Queens' Park.   Attached …

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CANDIDATE: CHERI DI NOVO (NDP), PARKDALE-HIGH PARK

This was received from a reader who corresponded with Ms Di Novo, candidate for Parkdale-High Park, in August. You may remember that Ms Di Novo won a byelection this spring after the Liberals, led by Sandra Pupatello, tried to smear her personally for her activities during the 1960s.  The minister not only survived this seedy attempt …

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CANDIDATE: LAUREL BROTEN (LIB), ETOBICOKE-LAKESHORE

Here's our response from former Environment Minister, Laurel Broten, via her campaign team.  Unfortunately, our questions were not answered. I'm sure this will sound familiar because it is the same answer we've received from a few Liberal candidates. *   Dear Selma, Lori, Steve and Sandra, Thank you for you email. We stand by the …

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CANDIDATE: STEVE HOLMES (NDP), LONDON NORTH CENTRE

We received this honest, non-scripted reply from candidate Steve Holmes last night.   Steve, best of luck on October 10 and thank you very much for your thoughtful and detailed response in the heat of an election campaign.   *     Below please find my responses to your survey.  Thank you for caring about …

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HOWARD HAMPTON ON THE BREED BAN IN ONTARIO

This was received by a reader who asked NDP Leader Howard Hampton for his stance on Ontario's dog breed ownership ban. *   Thank you for your e-mail regarding the McGuinty government's Bill 132.  NDP Justice Critic, Peter Kormos, MPP fought for public hearings on this  legislation to allow input from the public and animal welfare …

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DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?

It certainly does to me. I received the following from Steve Ruddick (Lib) Hamilton Centre, today.  Unfortunately, I did not get his attached personal statement or photos but asked him to send those along.  * Dear Ms. Mulvey,   I am forwarding you a message originally sent to you by Mr. McGuinty.   I hope it answers your questions …

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CANDIDATE: JIM CHAPMAN (PC), LONDON FANSHAWE

(L to R) Daisy, Junior and Cleo Hanging Out     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 bites?  Please explain.  …

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CANDIDATE: STEPHEN MAYNARD (NDP), LONDON FANSHAWE

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 bites?  Please explain.   No, I would not vote in support of “breed bans”. …

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CANDIDATE: BONNIE BRYAN (NDP), NIAGARA WEST-GLANBROOK

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 bites? PLEASE EXPLAIN   We are not in favour of banning breeds.   2. PLEASE TELL …

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CANDIDATE: JOHN TORY (PC), DON VALLEY WEST

  Today, we received the official response to our survey from the Policy division of the Progressive Conservative Party.  As you know, we have received personal statements from John in the past but this is the official Party statement. You can read it here. Best of luck on October 10, John and thank you very …

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CANDIDATE: GAIL McCABE (NDP), MISSISSAUGA-STREETSVILLE

Gail McCabe, NDP Candidate for Missisauga-Streetsville, responds to our survey.   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 bites? PLEASE EXPLAIN. …

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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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