New members and long-time supporters Lisa & Mike Daum held the annual SBT walk in Langley again this year.  As they have done since 2015, a cheque for $500.00 was sent and deposited into the Legal Defence Fund. Thanks to all for your continued support! 

We need your participation!

 

On behalf of Banned Aid 2019, along with PC MPP David Piccini, we are happy to announce a proposed Bill, that will repeal the breed specific language contained in the Dog Owners Liability Act. 
This has  been a long hard fight in Ontario but we are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. 
 
Please sign the petition and share far and wide. We need a many Ontario signatures as possible. Please read through the information on the website. It contains more detail. 
There is also a printable petition. Please print and get a many signatures as you can. Family, friends, co -workers etc and send them to David Piccini's office. 
Thank you to MPP David Piccini for meeting with us and hearing our voices. 


David is a dog lover himself and understands the injustices to the dog owners of Ontario. 
Now do a happy dance and get signing and sharing! 

www.endtheban.ca

 

Please see a sample letter you can use to write to  politicians. We need as many people as possible to embark on this letter writing campaign. We have some people on our side, but we need people to get active and remind them that proper legislation needs to be in place that makes all dog owners responsible regardless of breed. 

 

Your name

Address

Contact info

email 

Dear  (insert politician name here)

 

I am writing to express concern regarding the Dog Owners Liability Act. On March 1, 2005, Bill 132 was passed by the Legislative Assembly as the

Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act 2005.

 

Public hearings were held in 2004 (Bill 132)and again in 2012 (Bill 16). All experts testified against enacting breed specific legislation. World wide, where such legislation has been introduced dog bites have not decreased. What has worked is education combined with putting the onus on the owner not the breed. In 2012 in Ontario, an amendment to remove the breed specific portion passed second reading. It died whenthe Liberals brought the session of parliament to an end.

 

We are asking the current government to re-introduce legislation to remove the breed specific part of DOLA. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada fully supported MPP HIllierʼs efforts in his attempts to remove this breed specific section. It will fully support, in every way, the government in its proposal to remove this section. Just like people, dogs should not be legislated against by their appearance, but by their acts.

 

Sincerely Yours,

your name

Write your emails to:

Doug.ford@pc.ola.org

Sylvia.jones@pc.ola.org

attorneygeneral@ontario.ca

premier@ontario.ca

Breed Specific Legislation

There is Breed Specific Legislation in Canada's largest province, Ontario.  Other cities and municipalities have by-laws specific to "pit bulls", which MAY include Staffordshire Bull Terriers. If you are relocating within Canada or moving to Canada, we strongly recommend reviewing the legislation/by-laws regarding "dangerous dogs" in the area you plan to settle in, to ensure the safety of your Stafford.

it is important to recognize that the Stafford is often named as a "pit bull type" dog in Breed Specific Legislation, therefore purebred Staffords are not excluded and are under the jurisdiction of the legislation.  

There is a wide range of information, research, and opinions on Breed Specific Legislation.  It is extremely important to verify the sources of any research and the credentials of so-called "experts".  This site will attempt to present essential and timely information about BSL in Canada.

CURRENT LEGISLATION IN ONTARIO & QUEBEC

ONTARIO

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is banned in the province of Ontario. It is illegal to own or breed a Stafford in Ontario.  Please see the Dog Owners' Liability Act of Ontario (DOLA) here:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90d16

Attorney General of Ontario website information about DOLA:

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/dola-pubsfty/dola-pubsfty.php

The Government of Quebec will not be including BSL in Bill 128, the framework legislation for dog control in the province of Quebec.    

 

The SPCA Montreal is the best source of information about BSL in Quebec

http://www.spca.com/?lang=en

  

OTHER CANADIAN PROVINCES

The most up-to-date and complete source of information about BSL in Canada is the JUSTICE FOR BULLIES website: https://justice-for-bullies.myshopify.com/.