Valérie Plante Keeping Her Promise to Repeal Montreal Pit Bull Ban


Projet Montréal plans to repeal the Montreal pit bull ban. It is to be replaced with a more effective, more humane legislation. But, how are they going to do it?

Repeal Montreal Pit Bull Ban

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This all began on Monday, November 20, 2017, when Mayor Valérie Plante appointed Craig Sauvé to head up the Projet Montréal committee responsible for this. Sauvé is working on using data to create a new solution based on citizens’ demands.

According to the current bylaw from September 2016, no new pit bulls could be adopted. Anyone who already owned a pit bull was required to get a special license. Their dog had to wear a muzzle in public.

Follow Calgary’s Plan

Sauvé wants to repeal pit bull ban in favor of a law similar to that held by Calgary. This city has strict licensing and harnessing laws. Money raised through enforcement of these laws is used in educating pet owners without any breed-specific restrictions. They’ve done this with the understanding that it isn’t only pit bulls that are dangerous, other breeds are dangerous as well. Needless to say that many dog owners are thrilled and relieved that Valérie Plante is keeping her promise to repeal Montreal Pit Bull ban.