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43 minutes ago, j.k. said:

is that so... 

I dunno about Corporations but here in Dotville Hair Salons are asking for Driver Licence ID or ID with photo and name and address....If out of our area, no service....

Lot of people coming from YZ and lock-down areas here to get what they call the "necessities of their life"😊

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6 hours ago, boestar said:

a private corporation has every right to deny service to anyone for any reason they see fit.

Not sure everyone got the memo:

Discriminatory Practices

    3 (1) For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

Denial of good, service, facility or accommodation

5 It is a discriminatory practice in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public

    (a) to deny, or to deny access to, any such good, service, facility or accommodation to any individual, or

    (b) to differentiate adversely in relation to any individual,

on a prohibited ground of discrimination.

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Obviously I'm not a lawyer but the way I read it..................

If you tell someone to leave your store, you are not necessarily using any of the discrimination factors  stated in para 3(1)

Para 5. merely states that you may not use any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination in para 3(1) to deny service.

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Are all of you above citing the law or Transport Canada regulations?

TC regs are clear (unfortunately) that those providing a medical certificate stating that they cannot wear a face covering are not required to wear a face covering.  Whether this overrides whichever federal or provincial laws are in effect I don't know.  Neither do I know whether a carrier is within its rights to deny boarding to someone who cannot wear a mask.  A no mask, no fly policy such as those operated by US carriers would work for me.

Section 32 of this:

https://tc.canada.ca/en/ministerial-orders-interim-orders-directives-directions-response-letters/interim-order-respecting-certain-requirements-civil-aviation-due-covid-19-no-15

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1 hour ago, Kip Powick said:

If you tell someone to leave your store, you are not necessarily using any of the discrimination factors  stated in para 3(1)

Para 5. merely states that you may not use any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination in para 3(1) to deny service.

I wasn't suggesting that refusal to wear a mask was somehow protected under the provisions of the Human Rights Act, only that  the wider ranging statement 'a private corporation has every right to deny service to anyone for any reason they see fit' would be subject to challenge given the various prohibitions in the act.

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9 hours ago, Airband said:

I wasn't suggesting that refusal to wear a mask was somehow protected under the provisions of the Human Rights Act, only that  the wider ranging statement 'a private corporation has every right to deny service to anyone for any reason they see fit' would be subject to challenge given the various prohibitions in the act.

as long as you are not being discriminatory then have at it.

 

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https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/travel-news-and-updates/2020/covid-19.html

"You may be exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering if the two following conditions are met:

You have a valid medical certificate confirming that there is a medical reason preventing you from wearing a face covering during your travel, and that you have received authorization not to wear a face covering from Air Canada. Please contact the Air Canada Medical Assistance Desk for details or, for European departures only, please present your medical certificate at the airport prior to departure. For the Medical Certificate, please click here.

For customers eligible for a face covering exemption, as of December 15, 2020, you will also need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours from departure, at the airport check-in and/or prior to boarding the flight. Note that you may need another negative COVID-19 test for your return journey if the departure of your return trip exceeds 72h from the time your test was taken"

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