Advances in animal training have prompted the provincial government to rework its service animal legislation.
The traditional guide dog, while still in use, is not the only type of service animal, states a government news release.
The Blind Persons’ Rights Act, passed in 1981, will be repealed once the new legislation is passed.
The Service Animals Act takes into account the wide variety of uses
for service animals, and recognizes they may not always be dogs, said
Felix Collins, the minister of justice and the http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-05-31/article-2993086/New-legislation-recognizes-role-of-service-animals/1attorney general.