TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - On March 23, 2007, Madam Justice Herman of the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice released her decision respecting our
constitutional challenge to Ontario's pit bull legislation (Cochrane v.
Attorney General of Ontario). Substantial parts of the legislation were struck
down. We saved "pit bull terriers" but not the other breeds. We made it
impossible for the Crown to prove its case with a piece of paper signed by a
veterinarian. But it was not enough. We appealed Justice Herman's decision to
the Court of Appeal for Ontario (court file no. C47649). The Attorney General
cross-appealed. Our appeals will be heard beginning Monday, September 15, 2008
at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West,
Toronto beginning at 10:30 a.m. (courtroom to be determined). We have two days
of hearings scheduled (September 15 and 16, 2008).
For further information:
For further information: Clayton Ruby at Ruby & Edwardh, Barristers and
Solicitors, at (416) 964-9664; or Breese Davies at Di Luca, Copeland, Davies,
Barristers and Solicitors, at (416) 868-1825 ext. 221