Summary of Ontario committee presenters

Caveat’s earlier article quoting from the Bill 132 clause-by-clause committee meeting encouraged me to go back and look at some of the data I collected during that time.

Here’s a summary of what types of people presented at the four days of hearings and whether they were for or against the Bill.

102 deputants (presenters) testified in front of the committee over a four day period.

45 were individuals.
57 were organizations.

22 individuals were for the Bill.
22 individuals were against the Bill.
1 was undecided.

6 organizations were for the Bill.
50 organizations were against the Bill.
1 was undecided.

Of the individuals for the Bill:

  • All 22 were ordinary citizens without any apparent affiliation with an organization or organized dog activity. These included average dog owners.

Of the individuals against the Bill:

  • 17 were ordinary citizens without any apparent affiliation with an organization or organized dog activity. These included average dog owners.
  • 1 was a breeder of dogs not targeted by the legislation.
  • 2 were researchers, but were representing themselves as individuals.
  • 1 was a dog trainer.
  • 1 was a veterinarian.

The neutral individual was an average citizen not associated with any organization.

Of the organizations for the Bill:

  • 1 was a politician representing a city that has breed-specific legislation.
  • 1 was an individual who had been the victim of an alleged pit bull incident and was presenting under the name of a city that has breed-specific legislation.
  • 1 was a bylaw enforcement officer representing a city that has breed-specific legislation.
  • 2 were police organizations.
  • 1 was a dog trainer who had also been the victim of an alleged pit bull incident.

Of the organizations against the Bill:

  • 1 was a dog activity club.
  • 1 was an organization representing breed judges.
  • 5 were bylaw enforcment organizations.
  • 2 were multi-breed registries
  • 1 was a breed club for a non-targeted breed.
  • 4 were breed clubs for targeted breeds.
  • 10 were rescue organizations.
  • 9 were scientific and statistical research organizations.
  • 10 were dog training organizations.
  • 7 were veterinarians

The neutral organization was a township.

I will be expanding on this in the very near future.

The full text of all committee hearings can be found here:

Committee Hearings – January 24 2006

Committee Hearings – January 27 2006

Committee Hearings – February 2 2006

Committee Hearings – February 3 2006

Committee Votes – February 10 2006

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  1. Thanks for the breakdown the information. Thanks for the time you put in and most of all. Thanks for caring.

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