Novak, a service dog that forced a landlord to pay $13,940 in damages
Montréal, September 16, 2020 - The Commission expressed satisfaction regarding a ruling involving a service dog. Considered a "means to palliate a disability", Novak was the reason a landlord refused to rent a dwelling to a couple and their son, who has a disability. However, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms states that a means to palliate a disability is a prohibited ground of discrimination. Therefore, the landlord was ordered to pay over $13,940 to the three victims.
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