C-6 - White Cane Act

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chapter C-6
White Cane Act
WHITE CANEJune 23 1978February 15 1979
Repealed, 1978, c. 7, s. 100.
1978, c. 7, s. 100.
1. A blind person within the meaning of this act is a person who
(a)  is registered as blind with a body recognized for such purpose by the Gouvernement;
(b)  is in receipt of an allowance under the Blind Persons Allowances Act (chapter 59 of the statutes of 1965 (1st session)); or
(c)  is the holder of a certificate issued by a physician who holds a specialist’s certificate in ophthalmology issued by the Ordre des médecins du Québec or by an optometrist within the meaning of the Optometry Act (chapter O-7) attesting that the visual acuity of each of his eyes with proper refractive lenses is 20/200 (6/60) or less with Snellen Chart or equivalent, or that the field of vision of each of his eyes, determined by means of a tangent screen at a distance of one meter using a 10 millimeter white test object or by means of a perimeter at a distance of one-third of a meter using a 3 millimeter white test object, is of a diameter less than 20 degrees.
1968, c. 61, s. 1; 1973, c. 46, s. 43; 1973, c. 52, s. 31; 1977, c. 5, s. 229.
2. No person other than a blind person shall carry or use, in any public place, a cane whereof the greater part is coloured white.
1968, c. 61, s. 2.
3. Any person who contravenes section 2 is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary prosecution, to a fine of not more than fifty dollars in addition to the costs.
1968, c. 61, s. 3.