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When it comes to the duty to accommodate, size doesn’t matter

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:23 AM | By Matthias Duensing

The rights of persons with disabilities in Canada are protected under various human rights legislations, both provincially and federally. Provincial human rights codes apply to provincial agencies not regulated by the federal government, and also to private businesses, organizations and individuals.  

In Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on a protected ground in a protected social area, such as employment, transportation and housing.

The requirement to not discriminate against persons with disabilities with respect to housing has been...