Dec 10 2013
UPDATE on the Canadian blind man with service dog and the Muslim cab drivers who refuse to pick him up because they hate dogs
Mike Simmonds has been blind for nearly 17 years, but Just recently, has started having difficulty hailing a cab. That’s because Mike is now accompanied by his new guide dog, and best friend, Graham. Muslims hate dogs and a lot of cab drivers in Saskatoon are Muslim.
SUN NEWS (h/t Mike F) After a Muslim taxi driver with Comfort Cabs told Mike that he wasn’t comfortable with Graham because of his religious beliefs, Mike says he phoned the manager with, not an animal rights complaint, but a human rights complaint. He was told that the company does have policies in place to protect service animals from being discriminated against and that they would take action to help ensure it didn’t happen again. But, when the challenges didn’t stop there, Mike decided to take matters into his own hands and file a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.