Trevor Jones wanted to buy a townhouse in Vancouver. But they had a restriction against pets exceeding 15 kg. That ruled out Jones's Labrador retriever, Chloe.
Jones claimed that he was going blind, and that the condo board was discriminating against him. He took the condo board to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. They agreed with him.
Trouble is, Chloe isn't a seeing eye dog.
So what, said the BCHRT. Ka-ching -- $12,000 for Jones's hurt feelings.
Sometimes you have to figure that Ezra Levant thinks his audience is too stupid to click through a link. The Vancouver Sun story he refs is far less distorted than his own retelling of the tale. But if you want the long version, the BCHRT file is here, from which we discover a number of interesting facts. Firstly, not only did Jones claim to be going blind...he was going blind!!! Secondly, not only were Mr. Jones feelings hurt, but he was forced to move into a less suitable strata unit (what they call condos out there) than the one he wanted, and has taken a few serious falls in the time since (Chloe has unfortunately passed away). Thirdly, while Chloe was not registered as a seeing eye dog, Mr. Jones had obtained a letter from his doctor testifying to the dog's role in helping Mr. Jones get around.
Conclusion? A Strata corporation tried to fuck over a blind guy and got tagged for it. Now it looks like Ezra is trying to do the same thing in print.