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Nova Scotia, Canada
 
 
Nova Scotia has a broadly stated Human Rights Act that includes persons with “lack of physical co-ordination, deafness, hardness of hearing or hearing impediment, blindness or visual impediment, speech impairment or impediment or reliance on a hearing-ear dog, a guide dog, a wheelchair or a remedial appliance or device.”
In addition, more specific provisions are made for the blind through the Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act summarized here.
 
Applies to Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Service Dogs
 
Accessibility “No person, directly or indirectly, alone or with another, by himself or by the interposition of another, shall
 
(a) deny to any person the accommodation, services or facilities available in any place to which the public is customarily admitted; or
 
(b) discriminate against any person with respect to the accommodation, services or facilities available in any place to which the public is customarily admitted or the charges for the use thereof, for the reason that he is a blind person accompanied by a dog guide.”
 
Housing “No person, directly or indirectly, alone or with another, by himself or by the interposition of another, shall (a) deny to any person occupancy of any selfcontained dwelling unit; or (b) discriminate against any person with respect to any term or condition of occupancy of any self-contained dwelling unit, for the reason that he is a blind person keeping or customarily accompanied by a dog guide.”
 
Misrepresentation “No person, other than a blind person, shall carry or use a cane or walking stick, the major part of which is white, in any public place, public thoroughfare or public conveyance.” “Every person who, not being a blind person, purports to be a blind person for the purposes of obtaining or attempting to obtain the benefit of this Act is guilty of an offence.”
 
Penalties “Every person who violates this Act shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalty provided by the Summary Proceedings Act.”
 
Summary Nova Scotia law requires that a specially trained Guide Dog be allowed to accompany a blind person to all public accommodations and common carriers. It is illegal to discriminate against a blind person in housing because he is accompanied by a Guide Dog. Their Human Rights Act extends nondiscriminatory treatment to the deaf and hearing impaired and the physically disabled.
 
Nova Scotia Human Rights Act, Chapter 214 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, amended 1991, c.12.
http://www.gov.ns.ca/legi/legc/statutes/humanrt.htm.
 
Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act. R.S., c. 40, s. 1, Chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, 4(1).
 
Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act. R.S., c. 40, s. 1, Chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, 4(2).
 
Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act. R.S., c. 40, s. 1, Chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, 5.
 
Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act. R.S., c. 40, s. 1, Chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, 7.
 
Nova Scotia Blind Persons’ Rights Act. R.S., c. 40, s. 1, Chapter 40 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, 8.
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