October 6th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Visit the Dog Legislation Council of Canada's blog for up to the minute information, for voting dog owners in Ontario.
The election is 4 days away!
October 7th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Also check Wag The Dog http://wagthedog.blogware.com/ for statements from candidates and the CKC's official statement.
The October issue of Dogs In Canada featured an article “Silence Speaks Volumes”, which focused on the upcoming election in Ontario. The article took some statements from Progressive Conservative MPP Jim Wilson out of context.
Jim kindly sent us a clarification which includes his firm stance toward fair laws for all responsible dog owners.
Jim has repeatedly spoken out against BSL and has stated his intent to work on amending the OSPCA Act (Ontario has the weakest provincial anti-cruelty laws in Canada) if re-elected. He has included Responsible Pet Ownership as one of his campaign issues. http://www.jimwilson.ca/issues.asp?id=10
Jim is a veteran MPP with the PC Party.
The Policy division of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario has issued a statement on breed-specific legislation:
"We are in favour of ensuring sensible strong legislation with regard to dangerous dogs and irresponsible dog owners. Some experts have said the current law isn't very effective because it is breed-specific. We will welcome suggestions and recommendations on better ways to protect against vicious dogs.
In terms of timing, we must first earn the right to govern and then place this item on a list of competing priorities of all kinds. We also will not follow Dalton McGuinty's approach of rushing legislation through without proper consultation and consideration."
To read the statement in full please visit http://wagthedog.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2007/10/1/3264601.html
We have the support of Progressive Conservative and NDP candidates in Ontario.
With the election almost upon us, we urgently encourage each and every dog owner (regardless of breed or mixed breed) in Ontario to vote to reclaim their rights on October 10. A vote against the Liberals is a step toward both restoring the rights of dog owners in this province and strengthening the OSPCA Act.
To find out more about how this issue relates to you as a voter in Ontario, please visit http://wagthedog.blogware.com/blog
You will find responses to our survey from numerous candidates across the province. We have information on voting strategically and up-to-the minute election information of interest to Ontario dog owners.
On October 10th PLEASE VOTE! PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR RIGHT TO OWN YOUR BREED OR MIXED BREED OF CHOICE IN ONTARIO!
PLEASE VOTE AGAINST THE LIBERALS! PLEASE VOTE FOR THE MOST LIKELY CANDIDATE TO BEAT THE LIBERAL!!
October 7th, 2007, 01:45 PM
Conservative ALL THE WAY!!!
I don't understand why some people in the animal welfare profession are voting for Liberal.
They were the ones that brought in the BSL and made it effective. They also have also said 4 YEARS AGO that they were going to toughin animal cruelty laws...and DIDN'T.
I also don't understand why the Ontario SPCA is supporting them.
October 8th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Although I may be straying off topic, I don't understand how anyone can vote Fib in Ontario. The broken promises, flip-flops, utter lack of plan, robotic voting, increased taxes, increased deficit...
Some blogs to follow for election info....
http://wagthedog.blogware.com/ - great article at http://wagthedog.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2007/10/5/3272709.html
October 8th, 2007, 07:27 PM
ACO22, what makes you say the OSPCA is supporting the Fibs? Is it that August 31st press release? There's a prior one about Runciman's proposed bill, that the Fibs killed by going on vacation three weeks early...