Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s governing party is delivering on its promise to suspend the city’s controversial ban on pit bull-type dogs.
City councillor Craig Sauve said in a statement Friday the move will make Montreal a more welcoming city for people who own animals.
He has said breed-specific legislation is unscientific.
The Projet Montreal party’s decision is expected to be ratified by the city’s executive committee on Dec. 20.
Former mayor Denis Coderre passed a bylaw in 2016 forbidding citizens from owning such canines.
The Montreal SPCA, which fought the bylaw in court, hailed Friday’s announcement.