New Brunswick does not have an Act specifically pertaining to the rights of access or protection of guide dogs. Rights of access for a person accompanied by a guide dog is protected by the New Brunswick Human Rights Act.
Summary of the New Brunswick Human Rights Act
In New Brunswick, as in the rest of Canada, people are protected by law from many types of discrimination. This law is the New Brunswick Human Rights Act. The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission enforces that law.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission is a provincial government agency. It promotes equality and investigates and tries to settle complaints of discrimination and harassment. If a complaint cannot be settled, a human rights tribunal can hear the evidence. If it decides that there was discrimination, it can issue orders to correct it.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission also works to prevent discrimination by promoting human rights and offering educational opportunities to employers, service providers and the general public.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Act is a provincial law that prohibits discrimination and harassment in:
- Public services for example schools, stores, motels, hospitals, police and most government services
- Publicity, and
- Certain associations
The grounds of prohibited discrimination are:
- National origin
- Place of origin
- Marital status
- Sex (including pregnancy and gender identity)
- Sexual orientation
- Physical or mental disability
- Social condition, which includes source of income, level of education and occupation, and
- Political belief or activity
If you think you are being discriminated against or harassed based on the prohibited grounds listed above you can file a complaint with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. You do not need to be a resident of New Brunswick, a citizen or a landed immigrant. It does not cost anything, and it is illegal for someone to penalize you because you file a complaint.
Contact the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission at
751 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H8Telephone: 506 453-2301
Toll Free: 888 471-2233
Facsimile: 506 453-2653
TTY: 506 453-2911
Email: contact the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission directly via e-mail.