Alternative Communications Policy - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Alternative Communications Policy

Alternative Communications Policy: Access to Government Publications, Meetings, and Services
This document addresses access to government documents, public meetings and services.

In 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada made a human rights decision that has potential  implications for Alberta and the rest of Canada. In the Eldridge v. British Columbia case, the Court ruled that governments are required to fund interpreters for deaf people receiving medical services, including services from private providers such as doctors implementing programs on the government's behalf. The ruling sets a legal precedent for individuals to challenge the provision of interpreter services by governments across Canada.

Modified: 2012-09-21
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