Thursday, February 10, 2005
Update on Ontario Politics Rant
McGuinty Government Helps Protect Children against Internet Predators
Backgrounder: Combating Internet Crimes Against Children In Ontario
McGuinty Government Works To Protect Children From Internet Crimes
I still have a bone to pick (couldn't resist :) ) over the Pit Bull Ban.
The specific legislation that I'm talking about is this:
Bill 132 2004
An Act to amend the Dog Owners' Liability Act to increase public safety in relation to dogs, including pit bulls, and to make related amendments to the Animals for Research Act
Pit bull ban
6. Except as permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person shall,
(a) own a pit bull;
(b) breed a pit bull;
(c) transfer a pit bull, whether by sale, gift or otherwise;
(d) abandon a pit bull other than to a pound operated by or on behalf of a municipality, Ontario or a designated body;
(e) allow a pit bull in his or her possession to stray;
(f) import a pit bull into Ontario; or
(g) train a pit bull for fighting.
I won't bore you any further with the legal bits, suffice to say that this specific prohibition against "pit bulls" is not really workable. Incidentally, making (g) cover all dogs would basically mean the end of police canine units. Unfortunately, the bill is already through second reading and it looks sure to pass.
If you really want to read the entire text of the bill, and those it ammends then I direct you to the following links:
Bill 132, Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act
Bill 161, Dog Owners' Liability Amendment Act
Animals for Research Act
Dog Owners Liability Act