Curfew: Quebec plans to include dog-walking exemption following public outcry

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MONTREAL – While Quebec’s new curfew has several exceptions, walking your dog after 10 p.m. doesn’t seem like one of them – but the Department of Health wants to change that.

In an email to CTV News, a ministry official said, “It is the government’s intention to reinstate this missing exception as soon as possible.”

The news will be a relief to dog owners who were outraged to learn that going out with the dog was not approved after the curfew.

“What if you can’t walk your dog? [before curfew] because of work or other restrictions? ”asked the dog owner and animal activist Louise Makovsky.

During the curfew imposed in early 2021, going out with the dog was allowed within one kilometer of the house; It’s unclear why the rules were changed this time.

An SPVM spokesman told CTV News that no tickets have yet been distributed to people who take their dogs with them after 10:00 p.m.

It is currently unclear when changes to the curfew rules will officially be made.