Please read the Bill 132 Questions and Answers document for a plain English explanation of the new law.
Chronology of Bill 132
August 29, 2004
At 3:00 in the morning on August 29, 2004, in a back alley in a crack-infested area of Toronto, a man is walking two unneutered male "pit bull" type dogs. Although not the owner of the dogs, he is referred to in newspaper reports as a friend of the owner and the "breeder" of the dogs.
Nobody knows exactly what happens next or why. Eyewitnesses state that, just prior to the attack, the man had the larger of the two dogs in a "headlock". Whatever caused these two dogs to attack this man, the results are horrific. He has serious injuries to his head and legs. The dogs are shot multiple times by police.
October 15, 2004
Michael Bryant, Attorney General for the province of Ontario, holds a press conference which he begins with the statement "Banned! Banned! We are banning pit bulls in the province of Ontario".
The text of his press conference is here
October 26, 2004
November 4, 2004
November 8, 2004
November 15, 2004
December 8, 2004
December 9, 2004
January 24, 2005
January 27, 2005
February 2, 2005
February 3, 2005
February 10, 2005
February 15, 2005
February 28, 2005
March 1, 2005
March 9, 2005
August 28, 2005
Opponents of the legislation hold a candlelight vigil at Queen's Park.
August 29, 2005
Bill 132 is enacted. The majority of the legislation's provisions are now in effect.
October 28, 2005
The muzzle, leash, and spay/neuter portions of the legislation take effect.
November 27, 2005
From this date forward, no more restricted puppies can be born in the province.
May 15, 2006
First day of the court challenge.
May 16, 2006
Second day of the court challenge.
May 18, 2006
Third day of the court challenge. Judge reserves her decision.
August 27, 2006
Opponents of the legislation hold a one-year anniversary candlelight vigil.
Bill 132 as passed by the Ontario Legislature (i.e., the Ontario Liberal Party)
Updated September 27, 2007
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