August 22, 2016

City of Montreal “dog inspector” fines family whose dog walker wandered into wrong neighbourhood

StaffRebel Columnist

Montreal apparently has “dog inspectors” roaming the streets, ready to fine you if you take your dog to a different neighbourhood than the one it's registered to.

According to CTV, Zoe Mintz said the family’s dog walker took their poodle Ringo out for a walk last week and made sure he was wearing his “registration tag” because Montreal has stepped up a crackdown on unlicensed pets.

However, when on a walk, a City of Montreal dog inspector stopped them and asked to see their tag.

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As it turned out, they had left the boundaries of Westmount and entered the City of Montreal. So, the family of the dog was issued a fine.

“It’s $149. I mean, that's three times the amount for a parking violation. And he was just walking on the wrong side of the street,” Mintz told CTV.

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While the family lives close to the border between Westmount and Montreal, they chose to register in Westmount so Ringo could use the off-leash parks there. “The benefits of having a Westmount dog is having access to the wonderful parks they maintain and wooded areas where the dogs can go off leash in certain areas,” Mintz said.

The city has stepped up its crackdown on dogs after a 55-year old woman was killed by a dog in her backyard in June.

Inspectors, paid for with your tax dollars, ensure that all dogs have registration tags and monitor the streets for infractions. Fines can be up to $250.

The family plans to contest the fine and say their dog was properly registered.

“Except for pit bulls and dangerous dogs, all dogs can come in the territory… but they have to have the licence of their city and it has to be legally okay, with the date and everything. If not they are not … allowed to come here,” Montreal city councillor Anie Samson said in regards to the incident.

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commented 2016-08-23 10:27:17 -0400
They’ve definitely gone to the dogs…

“Meaning…Become ruined.
If you speak of ‘the dogs’ in the UK you be be assumed to be talking about greyhound racing. This has been a popular pastime since the early 20th century. The British Greyhound Racing Board, who use as their website address, claim that currently (2008) around 4 million people/year ‘go to the dogs’. The expression had long been known with its ‘go to rack and ruin’ meaning. The addition to the language of the new meaning was referred to explicitly in The Daily Mail, in July 1927:

‘Going to the dogs’ has… lost… its old suggestion of a descent to dissipation and ruin. Since greyhound racing at the White City… came into existence the expression has suggested a good adventure.

Going to the dogs Of course, what originally went to the dogs wasn’t a punter wanting a night out but anything decayed and worthless that wasn’t fit for humans, particularly food. This usage was well enough established by the late 18th century for it to have become a metaphorical expression; for example, The London Review of Literature, 1775, included a play called Germanicus, A Tragedy:

Sirrah, they are prostitutes, and are civil to delude and destroy you; they are painted Jezabels, and they who hearken to ’em, like Jezebel of old will go to the dogs; if you dare to look at ’em, you will be tainted, and if you speak to ’em you are undone.

That figurative meaning must have been preceded by the literal meaning of giving food that wasn’t fit for humans to dogs. In 18th/19th century England, as now, horsemeat wasn’t considered suitable for human consumption and it was old and knackered horses that were most likely to be sent ‘to the dogs’. This was referred to in The Memoires of the late Thomas Holcroft, 1816:

A rascal, who is a known sharper in these parts, hearing of the aversion I had to cruelty, bought an old, one-eyed horse, that was going to the dogs, for five shillings.

‘Go to the dogs’ was preceded by the similar phrase ‘go to pot’, which means much the same thing. It isn’t clear if the latter phrase derives from the former or if they were coined independently."
commented 2016-08-23 04:07:24 -0400
Jamie McMaster well said, they vote for a nanny state and are surprised when they get one.
commented 2016-08-23 03:01:15 -0400
And I suppose that if you take your kid to a daycare centre “across the line” you would be fined also?…. I’m starting to think that the poop the Montreal frenchies are dumping into the St. Lawrence is being recycled back into their drinking water, with obvious results…
commented 2016-08-22 18:51:56 -0400
That is a great pic of a great breed of dog on the header.

As for the rest – it is kebec.

Who gives a schitte?

A province that could disappear over night and take their federally authorized immigration policy and anti oil policy with it.

And Canada would be better off.

Cannot get into Canada legally?

Next step apply through kebec.

They bring in more trash than most people will ever understand.

They would rather have blood oil than support Canada.

That province enjoys screwing the Anglo over.

Screw them all.

Trash – pure trash.
commented 2016-08-22 16:23:31 -0400
Oh mon Dieu!
commented 2016-08-22 16:18:20 -0400
Yup, the Liberal mindset: submit and comply. They caved to bureaucracy and went and bought a City of Montreal dog tag.

“In the meantime Mintz has registered Ringo in Montreal too, saying even if it’s unnecessary the family doesn’t need any extra stress in their lives right now.”
commented 2016-08-22 16:01:18 -0400
This is not new. “Montreal” was chartered as “the Montreal Urban Community” which is a collective of several municipalities from about 1970 up to 2002. Many minor municipal functions are still parocially stove piped. Before getting admitted to a "public " pool or park in Westmount you may need to show ID proving that you are a resident.
commented 2016-08-22 16:01:14 -0400
Westmount. You don’t mean that place that where the population has consistently voted for Liberal, statist, arseholes who have made our rural lives miserable with petty, uselsess, regulations on everything from firearms, to cattle feed? THAT Westmount?

Oh my aching sides!
commented 2016-08-22 15:54:37 -0400
CTC/CBC are no different than that leashed poodle

- sure they go all pro-populist freedom and righteous indignation against bureaucratic tyranny where a $200 fine is involved but they are as silent as a tomb when confronted by a billion dollar tax fraud like carbon trading.

This is like a brothel whore protesting street prostitution
commented 2016-08-22 15:51:42 -0400
Do they need Passports for dogs if they want to walk them through a different part of town.

This is all about Muslims, these idiots hate dogs and have great fun torturing them to death.

The Cum Coys, (phonetic Cantonese) do not want to upset their Muzly Wuzly Bosses.
commented 2016-08-22 15:37:02 -0400
Open borders for humans, mais pas pour les chiens à Montréal apparemment…
commented 2016-08-22 15:17:02 -0400
Good. These douchebags are responsible for turdumbass and that pig wife of his as well as that fat asshole mayor of theirs. I wish them all the misery in the world for what they have inflicted on the rest of us.
commented 2016-08-22 15:13:20 -0400
They should just tell the City of Montreal to fuck off. No way in hell would I pay that fine.