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Landlord keeps his shoes on, loses everything else

A landlord in Canada has sold his home to pay the $12,000 fine levied by a human rights tribunal that ruled he harassed Muslim tenants.  

"I don't have any money. It has just shattered me," John Albi, 53, said of the $12,000 fine imposed by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

The tribunal levied the fine in April. It ruled that Albi created a "poisoned housing environment" when he refused to take off his shoes when asked by the Muslim couple who were renting the ground floor of his Brampton home, The Toronto Sun reported at the time. 

"It's something of a fascist or totalitarian regime," observes Dr. Charles McVety, who has fought Canada's left-wing progressivism as president of Canada Christian College.

McVety compares the Human Rights Tribunal to a Soviet-era court, where evidence and defense don't matter.

"They are coming up with just the most insane attacks on Canadian freedom," he warns.

In a follow-up story in May, the Sun revealed that Albi is a Nigerian who came to Canada two decades earlier. The apartment rental helped pay the home's mortgage, he explained, and he had been doing so for 15 years before the Muslim couple filed a complaint against him.

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