Say No to Discrimination
Landlords selecting tenants is a business transaction, not an opportunity to discriminate against certain group.
“4. Nothing in this Regulation authorizes a landlord to refuse accommodation to any person on the grounds of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability or the receipt of public assistance.”
O. Reg. 290/98: Business Practices Permissible To Landlords In Selecting Prospective Tenants For Residential Accommodation, under Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, C. H.19
Canada is a diverse and multicultural country; people come from different cultural backgrounds, inherit their own tradition and all Canadians must work together to build this great country. There is no excuse to discriminate anyone who looks different from you.
Being a landlord, you must treat and respect all people including a prospective applicant or you tenant. By doing so, you provide your living accommodations to the community and develop your business. Do you part and build a stronger community together.
Rong Wei Yu, Paralegal