GREELY – The Ontario Superior Court recently declared the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to be unconstitutional. Basically the court found the society to be a charity with police powers and little oversight by the government.  

The court provided the government one year to redraft the Act however, the government has appealed the decision. Farm lawyer Kurtis Andrews presented the case on behalf of the Ontario Landowners Association. Andrews will make a presentation on the case and its impact on agriculture at the Ottawa St. Lawrence and Quinte branches of the OIA meeting on Thurs., April 25 at Emerald Links Golf Course. There will also be inviting a panel of farmers to provide their own experiences and views. Social time will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation commencing at 7:15 p.m.

If you would like to obtain a prior copy of the judge’s decision send an e-mail request to Don Good at the e-mail address below.

RSVP to Don Good, at or 613-523-2015 preferred, walk-ins welcome.