“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…”
Municipal City Licensing.. They give out the license to cabbies: 416-392 – 3000
I wish to bring to your attention a column by Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy; Link – http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/15/pearson-airport-rules-can-take-the-bark-out-of-your-trip-home
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.”
Sad: The Sun Closed Comments – “Comments for this page are closed.”