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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 
 
Newfoundland and Labrador have a broadly stated Human Rights Act that includes persons with a physical disability. It defines physical disability as “any degree of infirmity, malformation or disfigurement of the body suffered by a person as a result of injury, illness or birth defect, and includes a handicap resulting from . . .blindness, deafness, muteness or reliance upon a dog guide, a wheelchair, a cane or crutch or other remedial appliance or device.” In addition, there is also a Blind Persons’ Rights Act summarized here.
 
Applies to Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Service Dogs
 
Accessibility “A person shall not (a) deny a blind person the accommodation, services or facilities available in a place to which the public is customarily admitted; or (b) discriminate against a blind person with respect to the accommodation, services or facilities available in a place to which the public is customarily admitted, or the charges for the use of the place, for the reason only that he or she is a blind person accompanied by a guide dog.”
 
Interference “A person who contravenes this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction.”
 
Housing “A person shall not (a) deny to a person occupancy of a commercial unit or a self-contained dwelling unit; or (b) discriminate against a person . . . by reason only that person is blind and keeps or is customarily accompanied by a guide dog.”
 
Licenses/Fees “A person shall not charge a fee to a blind person for his or her guide dog in respect of a right of admission to or enjoyment of accommodation services or facilities.”

Misrepresentation “A person other than a blind person shall not carry or use a white cane in a public thorough fare, public conveyance or public place.”
 
Penalties “. . . in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment for not more than 30 days or to both a fine and imprisonment; and . . . in the case of a corporation, to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than 60 days or to both a fine and imprisonment.”
 
Summary Newfoundland law requires that a specially trained Guide Dog be allowed to accompany a blind person to all public accommodations and on common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog,. The Human Rights Code extends these rights to deaf and hearing impaired persons, as well as to the disabled.
 
Newfoundland and Labrador, Human Rights Code, RSNL1990, Chapter H-14, Amended: 1992 c48 s13; 1997 c18; 1998 c6 s13; 1999 c25; 2001 cN-3.1 s2, Chapter H-14. http://www.canlii.org/nl/laws/sta/h-14/20040706/whole.html.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 4.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 10.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 5.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 6.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 8.
 
Newfoundland Blind Persons’ Rights Act, 1981 c60 s1, RSNL1990, Chapter B-4, Part 11.
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