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Blind Victoria man's cab company complaint to be heard by BC Human Rights Tribunal
A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing room is shown in this file image from March 29, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
NEWS -- A discrimination complaint launched against a Victoria cab company by a blind passenger will be heard by the BC Human Rights Tribunal after a bid to have it dismissed was denied.
Graeme McCreath, who uses a guide dog, complained that a Bluebird Cabs taxi was called for him in July 2018 after he finished a doctor's appointment but the driver didn't pick him up.
The tribunal decision says McCreath alleges the driver left after seeing his guide dog.
A second taxi was called but McCreath says he was scolded for not letting the driver know a pet-friendly vehicle would be needed, adding a hearing may not be held for up to a year.