No Room at the Inn

“Last year, Ontario’s HRC declared that certain commonplace phrases found in online apartment ads were illegal. For instance, expressions such as “ideal for student” now constitute “age discrimination.”

But when a reporter brought over thirty “Muslim only” online apartment ads to their attention, the HRC claimed their organization was suddenly too small and overworked to prosecute these cases.

I support these Muslim landlords’ right to rent to whomever they wish—as long as everyone else can do the same. But they can’t, in part because Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms doesn’t formally recognize private property rights.”