July 16, 2012
Toronto reporter: Muslim cab drivers wouldn’t take me with my dog
I hadn’t anticipated writing a column about this.
However after I posted my plight on Facebook later that day, I soon discovered I’d opened quite the can of worms.
What I realized is that this occurs quite often not only at the airport but in Toronto proper and is happening due to religious reasons — that is, because dogs are considered unclean in certain religions.
In fact, Gail Beck-Souter, general manager of Beck Taxi that operates about 900 cars in Toronto, confirms that if certain Muslims take a dog in their vehicle, they are required to go home and shower afterwards (before they pray).
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…”
Guess that sensitivity training didn’t include the part about not leaving a woman stranded at 1:30 a.m.
138 comments. So far.
Read the newspaper upside down.
PS: Halt Muslim immigration to Canada.
PPS: I hope Sue-Ann Levy is being coy/CYA about that “I wasn’t going to write a column about this” bit.
Because you’re not much of a newspaper columnist if something like this happens to you and you DON’T write about it.
But what do I know? I don’t have a column in the Sun…