This article doesn’t mention the most likely reason why this is happening, and that is probably because the Toronto Metro News knows that printing the truth would be “Islamophobic”: most cab drivers are Muslim, and Islam hates dogs: “Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’” — Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50
“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.” — Sahih Muslim 3811
“Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.” — Sahih Muslim 551
“Cabs turning away guide dogs a rampant problem in Toronto: Advocate,” by Gilbert Ngabo, Toronto Metro News, October 19, 2015 (thanks to Eli):
Kaye Leslie can’t count the number of times she’s hailed a Toronto cab and been turned away.
“I once had a guy drive off quickly as I was getting into the car,” she said. “It’s very upsetting and quite dangerous.”
Leslie, an advocate with The Seeing Eye who has limited vision, said cabbies refusing to pick up people with guide dogs are a problem running rampant in the city.
“It’s like saying, ‘Sorry I don’t take blacks or women,’” she said. “If you can’t accommodate people you shouldn’t be driving a cab.”
A leader at one cab company is promising to hit the streets for a solution.
Kristine Hubbard, operations manager at Beck Taxi, has promised to team up and test the waters first-hand with a woman who says she was turned away multiple times.
The pair intends to carry out a sting the next time Ann Gallery visits the city.
Gallery complained to Beck — along with Uber and Diamond Taxi — after being turned away by cabs because she was accompanied by her guide dog in training, Maddie.
Gallery, who’s from B.C., said she’s had no response from Diamond, and Beck has been able to track down the driver who gave her the snub.
Uber, meanwhile, has fired the person responsible….