Dog Allergy Justifies Cabbie’s Refusal to Drive Passenger with Guide Dog

Refusing to pick up a visually-impaired passenger with a guide dog wasn’t disability discrimination because the driver was allergic to dogs, according to the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The passenger appealed to the province’s highest court but to no avail. The driver and passenger both had disabilities and there was simply no way to balance or reconcile the two, the Court reasoned [McCreath v. Victoria Taxi (1987) Ltd., 2017 BCCA 342 (CanLII), Oct. 6, 2017].