High Five to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank Dogness there is still some good old common sense left in the world! California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill 241 which would have prohibited any person or entity from having 50 or more intact dogs or cats. He returned the bill with the following veto message: To the Members of the California …

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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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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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