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Mediation Station Radio Talk Show Feb 18, 2020

Animal People and Human People – The Conflicts that Arise from Their Interaction With Suzana Gartner

Suzana talks legal mediation on animal matters.
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CBC Dec 18, 2019

Pet Insurance & What to Expect

Suzana encourages conducting due diligence when seeking pet insurance for your family companion animal.
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CBC Dec 4, 2019

Unethical Breeders

Suzana recommends the Canadian Kennel Club as the first spot to look for breeders with morality.
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Animal News Magazine Podcast Sept 8, 2019

Pet Custody Issues

Suzana talks to host Nancy Di Fabio about what happens when couples split up and how does the law view these situations?
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Law Times May, 2019

Employee cites ethical veganism as a creed

…connections between animal rights and human rights…
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Canadian Lawyer January, 2019

Court rules Ontario animal protection law enforcement regime unconstitutional

The Superior Court of Justice has ruled the current animal protection law enforcement regime in Ontario to be unconstitutional.
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Owen Sound The Sun Times News Dec 20, 2018

Some jurisdictions have tightened trapping rules

Where other governments have tightened trapping rules to protect the public and their pets, the Ontario government has rejected mandatory warning signs and setbacks from traps near public trails.
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Breakfast Television May 24, 2018

Suzana Gartner on Breakfast Television

Your pets are part of your family and unfortunately when families fall apart, or couples separate – animal rights will come in to play. Suzana spoke about this on Breakfast Television!
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The Lawyer’s Daily August 24, 2017

Adjudicator calls for specialized court to tackle pet ownership and custody issues

Is small claims court the right place for pet issues or should a new court for animals be developed?
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The Dating and Relationship Show July 16, 2017

Pets and Animal Law

Suzana Gartner talks with Laura Bilotta from
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The Lawyer’s Daily April 10, 2017

The Family Pet: Property or Person

Is there a difference between the family dog and the family cutlery in the eyes of the law?
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CBC Radio January, 2017

When there’s a divorce, who gets the family pet?

Here and Now’s host Gill Deacon talks with lawyer and animal advocate Suzana Gartner about what happens to the family pet when there’s a divorce.
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Toronto Star January, 2017

What happens to the dog when a couple breaks up?

Pet custody disputes can be nasty, but some former couples have found workable solutions
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Follow-up interview on Tasha Kheiriddin’s show on Talk Radio AM640 (audio unavailable).

The Lawyers Weekly November, 2016

Pet Insurance Growing But Read the Fine Print

Pet insurance is becoming more common and is of interest to many owners. However, insurance companies can be highly restrictive in what they cover and in what they do not. Caveat emptor.
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Pets Magazine October, 2016

What is Pet Law?

Suzana Gartner and Sam Galway give an overview of common legal issues involving pets such as custody in separations or estates.

Law Times News September, 2016

Judge limits Toronto lawyer to two pets

Suzana Gartner, of Gartner & Associates Animal Law, says a lighter sentence is appropriate in this instance, as it does not appear that (Diane) Way wilfully neglected the cats.


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