Veteran told he couldn’t bring his service dog in convenience store in Brooklin

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On Tuesday, a man posted on social media that he was told he could not bring his service animal into a convenience store in Brooklin.

The veteran, who suffers from PTSD, says it happened at the Circle K on Thickson Road.

He posted this message on Facebook

The Ontario Service Dogs Act, 2016 prohibits denying accommodation, services or facilities to an individual or discriminating against an individual with respect to accommodation, services or facilities because the individual is a person with a disability who is accompanied by a service dog or who requires the accompaniment of a support person or the use of an assistive device to assist them with their service dog. A person who contravenes the prohibition is liable to a fine of up to $5,000.

Gord Lee says he wants to make it clear that his intention is to bring awareness and hopefully some change to legislation involving public access and certification in order to eliminate the dogs that aren’t trained to meet Assistance Dogs International certification level.

Durham Radio News reached out to Circle K for a statement, but hasn’t heard back.

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