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Saint Leonard puts dogs out in a pilot project that allows dogs tied up in the park

The Autonomous Region of Saint Leonard will release dogs in a new pilot project this summer.

As of July 1, dogs are allowed to walk in a leash in the 10 major green areas of the autonomous region.

The new project temporarily overturns the long-standing articles of incorporation that restricted fur-covered four-legged friends around the park.

This move came after the online petition collected more than 2,500 signatures calling for the cancellation of the Articles of Incorporation.

"I see a smile in the park. We can walk the dog in the park. It's a great first step. People are happy just to enjoy the trees and the greenery of the park. That's right, "said dog owner Rosany Philat.

Read more:New petition seeks dog permission at Saint Leonard Park

Firat promotes lifting He said he was at the forefront of the ban and the petition project is heading in the right direction, but I'm looking forward to more.

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Currently, the pilot project only allows dogs to walk in park paths and paths.

Dogs and their owners are not allowed access to playgrounds or green spaces, but Philat expects that change.

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"I hope it will be extended to the lawn so that you can have a picnic like any other Montrealer. Our furry friends, "said Philat.

In her statement, the autonomous region states that this project will help the public to explore what the park offers.

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"We have pedestrians tied to dogs on our large park trails, which helps increase attendance," said Autonomous Region Councilor de La Rocherier. ..

"We also look forward to the cooperation of dog owners to demonstrate that this project does not compromise the cleanliness of the park."

According to the Autonomous Region The project will continue from July to autumn.

Meanwhile, De Larochellière states that public consultations will be held to see if the measures will be permanent.

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Here is a list of parks that are part of the pilot project.

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