• Discrimination
  • Case Study

You are looking to rent out your basement suite. Your partner is often out of town and you are hoping to find a renter you can ask for help around the house when your partner is away. You get a call from someone interested in renting the suite and you start to plan a time for him to come by to see it. He mentions he receives a disability pension. You quickly end the conversation. You don’t think this renter would be someone you can rely on when your partner is out of town.

  • Are you meeting your responsibilities under the Code?

    No, you are not meeting your responsibilities under the Code. You refused to rent to the caller because he was receiving a disability pension. Your suite was available to rent and it was discrimination to deny to rent to him because of his disability, a part of his identity protected by the Code. You should consider this caller’s application.