Toronto: Muslim Cab Drivers Allowed To Refuse Riders With Dogs

“She denied Muslim drivers in their fleet would ever turn down dogs for religious reasons contending it has more to do with “them being scared” of dogs.

Asked how she felt about a woman being denied a ride at 1:30 a.m., Ruddy said she “hates the idea” but they have to “abide by the GTAA rules” — they “don’t have a choice.”

I had to laugh when I read the description of their drivers on the McIntosh website, most particularly this gem: “Our drivers have taken sensitivity training…

The Magic 5% has taken hold in Toronto. File complaints with the OHRT, contact the GTAA, contact Mayor Ford –, 416-397-FORD (3673), Contact Beck Taxi.,

Municipal City Licensing.. They give out the license to cabbies: 416-392 – 3000

Dear Mayor Ford,

I wish to bring to your attention a column by Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy; Link –

In this column she informs us that Muslim Cab drivers are allowed to refuse fares with dogs, the column quotes Beck Taxi Manager Gail Beck-Souter:

“Souter tells me while they “don’t like it” they do give their drivers the option of not taking a dog and sometimes it is “difficult” to find a car that will take dogs. Some feel unclean (with dogs),” she said, adding that a “small percentage” will also not pick people up at the liquor store. She says some will use allergies as an excuse when their concern is really religious. Kudos to Souter for being, shall we say, less than politically correct about this issue.”

I ask you, please put an end to this discriminatory practice.

I await your reply.

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