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Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

They argue this leaves identification up to interpretation, putting dog owners in vulnerable positions. One of the criticisms of the law has to do with Montreal's broad definition of what a "pit bull" is, which The Dodo says covers at least three breeds (American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers).


Carnell Snell was holding a gun - LAPD releases footage

Carnell Snell was holding a gun - LAPD releases footage

This was one of two fatal officer-involved shootings over the weekend. He suggested that "dueling narratives" emerging about the shooting threatened to "further divide the community". Beck later told reporters that he understands that Simpson "grieves, but Los Angeles police officers have a very unsafe job". "This video is not for them", Beck said.


Montreal's Pit Bull Bylaw Temporarily Suspended

Montreal's Pit Bull Bylaw Temporarily Suspended

It said that the bylaw would discourage adoptions and lead to more dogs being euthanized. Pit bulls will no longer be able to be adopted, and current pit bull owners must obtain a special license by December 31, 2016. Opponents of Montreal's new pit bull bylaw, which has been temporarily suspended, are planning a protest rally Tuesday evening outside a venue where Mayor Denis Coderre is to give a speech.


Pit Bulls Are Officially Banned In Montreal

Pit Bulls Are Officially Banned In Montreal

Rene Cadieux, a lawyer for the city, said common sense will be used to apply the law, which states that American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American pit bull terriers — or any dogs mixed with those breeds or that bear similar physical characteristics — are part of the ban.


Jurors sworn in for rape retrial of footballer Ched Evans

Jurors sworn in for rape retrial of footballer Ched Evans

The two-week trial will be presided over by senior judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, while the Crown and defence counsel are Simon Medland QC and Judith Khan QC respectively. Prosecutors said hotel staff described the woman as stumbling drunk and looking vacant before going into a room with one of Evans' friends. It is alleged that both men separately had sex with her.