Skip to comments.Landlords face no punishment for discrimination in online ads (Muslims Only)
Posted on 10/06/2011 3:54:46 PM PDT by Nachum
Theres a two bedroom basement apartment for rent in Torontos northwest end one bathroom, newly painted and renovated with a side entrance. The ad, posted on popular classified site Kijiji.ca, comes with the typical caveats no pets allowed, no smokers. And then, a less common request: Only Muslims need apply.
Its the exact kind of specifications the Ontario Human Rights Commission recently warned landlords against putting in their online classified ads any denial of a prospective tenant due to race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability, among other things, is grounds for discrimination according to the Ontario Human Rights Commissions housing policy and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
But for all its condemnation of the practice, the commission this week said they cant police these online ads, that its out of their hands.
Instead, a person would have to call up the prospective landlord and file a complaint if it is clear they were not considered for the apartment because they werent Muslim, for example, or Chinese, Korean or Japanese as one other Craigslist Vancouver ad said it would prefer the successful tenants to be.
If you say Muslim only, in the law, youd be discriminating against Buddhists, against Christians. That could be grounds for an application of the human rights code, said Geordie Dent, executive director of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations. Complaints about landlord discrimination regularly trickle into his office and other legal clinics in Toronto, but few are pursued because of the momentous financial and time commitment costs that come with hiring a lawyer and seeing a lengthy tribunal case.
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can’t police all of the AD’s I agree but when it is brought to their attention then they should act.
Yet another classic example of muslims having one rule and law for them.
Then...”no pets allowed, no smokers. No Muslims need apply.” is obviously legal and allowed.
In fact, I would highly encourage this approach.
If this goes to court watch Sharia Law be used to try and claim it’s OK.
Why bother to say this at all . . . just state that a very devout “Muslim” family is seeking someone to rent their vacant room. That would be enough information for most sane individuals to avoid that address. Might even help to state that they don’t serve pork.
With the mad flaggers on CL I am surprised the post lasted long enough to be seen.
Some animals are more equal than others.
Ok, we'll take Christians, Jews or Gays.....But we don't want the Irish!
goes without saying. Drunken Sods. [/sarc
I’m looking for a place now and I’m glad they say “muslims only”, the last thing I need is an Islamist landlord.
Here in Toronto, the city had a “no Catholics” hiring policy that was in place until the 1960s.
A law with no teeth is not a law, but a suggestion.
As several people noted, it would have “teeth” if it were applied to anyone other than a Muslim. When this happens, its call Dhimmitude.
I would say only people with dogs need apply
Sounds like a Toronto christian activist group could file some complaints. If there are any left in Toronto.
The politics of the murdering “religion of Peace.”
Has this same board punished anyone for posting a Christian preference in room rentals?
This I understand, as they are the newest protected class.