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No RPS in Montreal
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:37:48 PM »
"Based on the troubling news coming from North of the Border, I am making the following announcement.

Hearing the disgusting news that the City Council of Montreal , Quebec has chosen to be pigheaded and ignorant and passed a new ordinance that will sentence innocent Dogs to death because of their breed or their resemblance to what they refer as a "Dangerous breed" . In short, Pitbulls will be confiscated & killed based on ignorance !!!

Therefore I have decided to announce that Effective Immediately , REVOLUTION POWERLIFTING will NEVER present meets in an area where ignorance abounds !!! We were investigating the possibility of presenting a meet in Montreal, but those plans are now DOA and we will not entertain any offers or thoughts of bringing RPS to Montreal until this ignorant ordinance is abolished !!!

Sincerely.... Gene Rychlak, Jr RPS Founder & President"

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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 09:01:06 PM »
My sister had a Pitbull and he was the coolest dog ever.
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 10:08:42 PM »
French Canadians...the rest of Canada tends to disown them.
and your banners would have to be in French, its a smart business move not to go there.

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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »
If there is a meet in Kingston, why have one in Montreal?  That's just silly - particularly when you take into account the language laws.  If Ame and Gene speak fluent French, then a meet in Montreal is easy, but otherwise...?
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 07:16:29 AM »
My sister had a Pitbull and he was the coolest dog ever.


Was he Spuds Mackenzie cool?

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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 08:22:12 AM »
hmmmm......I wonder if he knows about the RPS meets in Miami and Miami's laws regarding pitbulls. 
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 09:07:50 AM »
I had heard of this new rule Gene was putting out there. Now, it's up to Meet directors to check up on it and sort it out.

I did some research, and wow...

http://www.dogsbite.org/legislating-dangerous-dogs-state-by-state.php

There's quite a few that have ordinances....
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 10:59:57 AM »
I haven't seen anything that says Montreal will kill any dogs.

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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2016, 11:24:17 AM »
Now it gets even more interesting....

Pitbulls have been banned in the Province of Ontario since 2005....

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/dola-pubsfty/dola-pubsfty.php#TOC_03

and both of the current Canadian Meets are in Ontario.
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2016, 12:06:24 PM »
Now it gets even more interesting....

Pitbulls have been banned in the Province of Ontario since 2005....

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/dola-pubsfty/dola-pubsfty.php#TOC_03

and both of the current Canadian Meets are in Ontario.

All seems kind of odd to me, I have never seen any dogs compete in a PL meet so I'm not sure why excluding one breed is such a big deal.
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2016, 12:26:05 PM »
LMAO ^^^
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2016, 12:37:51 PM »
Now it gets even more interesting....

Pitbulls have been banned in the Province of Ontario since 2005....

https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/dola-pubsfty/dola-pubsfty.php#TOC_03

and both of the current Canadian Meets are in Ontario.
Obviously, you've spent more time staring at Mrs. Bando than looking at some of the women on the platform...

But, I was actually referring to Gene's blanket decision that he'd not run a Meet in any place that bans pitbulls.  Both Canadian Meets are in Ontario, which has banned pits...

All seems kind of odd to me, I have never seen any dogs compete in a PL meet so I'm not sure why excluding one breed is such a big deal.
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2016, 01:45:38 PM »
I think there is an (incorrect) assumption that all the pitbulls will be euthanized once they become illegal and that is not the case.
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Re: No RPS in Montreal
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2016, 02:19:22 PM »
Obviously, you've spent more time staring at Mrs. Bando than looking at some of the women on the platform...

Silly women.  They should probably compete in something that is judged 100% on their performance then.

Oh wait...

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