Friday, January 30, 2009

News: Alberta, Canada Extends Full public Access Rights to Person with Disabilities using Service Dogs

According to the Edmonton Sun the Canadian province Alberta now extends the same access rights for people with disabilities partnered with service dogs as it does for visually impaired people partnered with dog guides. One large difference between protections for service dog partners here in the U.S. and our northern neighbors in Canada is that owner training is not recognized. Handlers must carry and present ID cards issued by recognized programs if asked. If you are planning a visit to Canada be prepared to meet the standards in the province you visit by getting up to speed at Access Laws for Guide Dog Users: Canada.

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