Wise move to let dogs visit brew pubs
A huge thank you to Durham MPP Lindsey Park for the behind-the-scenes work in getting the legislation to allow dogs in low-risk food environments on the table at Queen’s Park so quickly.
When John Eden and I met Lindsey at her barbecue in September, she said she supported a business’s decision to allow dogs in low-risk food environments and would work to amend the legislation. This is after a single anonymous complaint at Second Wedge in August stopped allowing dogs, a practice since the Second Wedge opened over three years ago. Durham Health decided to enforce the existing antiquated legislation from 1980 verbatim. We are moving slowly into the 21st century.
Thank you, Lindsey, for your quick action. Thank you, Second Wedge, for not backing down. Thank you Uxbridge and Port Perry people and others for signing the petition. Now if only we can stop these single, malicious, vindictive, anonymous complaints from proceeding and damaging our community.
Ivo Finotti, Port Perry
John Doble with his three-year-old English mastiff Fennel at The Second Wedge Brewing Co. in Uxbridge on Nov. 2. The brewery was the site of an announcement regarding new provincial legislation tabled to relax rules surrounding dogs in breweries.