On Friday, September 13 2002, a motorcycle rider was pulled over and issued an offense for speeding by a Hamilton Ontario Police officer (Notice #6683736). On September 19, 2002, the motorcycle rider complied with a Notice to Appear on this charge but was denied access to the courthouse for wearing his motorcycle attire. He was found guilty in absentia (for not showing up) because he refused to remove his clothing to enter the building.
The motorcycle rider has since filed complaints and has been issued a new Trial because the Courts have agreed and decided that this was, in fact, a discriminatory practice against the motorcycle rider.
Now we ask you, if an Ontario Court has deemed that they cannot deny access to a person based on this type of discrimination, how can your establishment continue such illegal practices?
We would ask that you immediately instruct your staff against continuing these discriminatory practices and remove all signs denying access to motorcycles, and notify us in writing of your decision.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and look forward to sharing mutual respect in the future.
c/o Ken MacDonald Committee Chairman
3787 Confederation Line RR # 1
Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0