Montreal restaurant fined after man with guide dog refused service
A Montreal restaurant and one of its servers is being forced to pay a tetraplegic man $6000 in moral and punitive damages, after he wasn't allowed to eat at the restaurant with his Mira guide dog.
The incident dates back to August 2009, when Michel Larochelle and a friend went to dine on the outdoor patio at the Caverne Grecque restaurant on Prince Arthur St.
One of the servers then told the man he wasn't allowed on the patio with his guide dog, a black lab named Cici, and refused to serve him.
He then threatened to take his case to the Quebec Human Rights Commission, and did.
He and a friend then went across the street to eat at another Greek restaurant on Prince Arthur St., without a problem.
The ruling came down last week. The restaurant has 30 days to appeal.