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Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Ndkings1(m): 12:38pm On Jul 10, 2015
Calgary Cab driver suspended after gay man says he was called "disgusting"

Nigerian cab driver loses license because of two gay men smooching in his cab



The city has suspended a taxi driver’s licence for one month after a gay man complained the cabbie called him “disgusting” for kissing another man while riding the vehicle home from the Calgary Stampede.

Nolan Hill reported the incident to 311 and turned to social media after he says he was kicked out of a Calgary United Cab on Saturday evening.

“I was just kicked out of a taxi and told that I was disgusting for kissing another man. I have lived in Calgary my whole life, and have never been disrespected as much as I was tonight,” he stated in a Facebook post that has been shared and liked hundreds of times.

Last night I was called "disgusting" and threatened to be kicked out of a @CalgaryCab for being gay and kissing another man. #yyc

— Nolan Hill (@Nolanev) July 5, 2015


Naeem Chaudhry, manager at Calgary United Cabs, said the driver was suspended by the company, as soon as he was made aware of the incident on Monday morning.

“He’s not driving with us,” he said.

“We don’t allow (our drivers) to make comments on someone’s personal lifestyle.”

Chaudhry said the city’s Livery Transport Services became involved in the case and video footage from the cab was turned over to investigators.

“The moment I heard, I called the driver, asked his side of the story, then we pulled the memory card from his camera,” Chaudhry said.

On Tuesday afternoon, the city announced that licensed taxi driver Stephen Eze is suspended until August 5, following “a complaint alleging discriminatory behaviour . . . toward two male passengers.”

Once the suspension has been served, the future of Eze’s licence will be determined at a Licence Review Hearing.

It’s possible Eze’s licence could ultimately be revoked, or he could receive additional suspension time or training related to diversity sensitivity.

“Calgarians and visitors alike should feel safe when travelling in Calgary by taxi,” Mario Henriques, chief livery inspector, said in a city news release.

“In this situation, our investigation has shown the driver’s actions were neither professional nor courteous.”

Hill said in a prepared statement that he’s processing “what has been an overwhelming couple of days.”

He said he appreciates the “incredible support” he’s received since bringing the issue forward and noted he wanted to share his story to “highlight a broader issue in the city.”

“I am happy that people are talking about this. It is an important conversation to be having here in Calgary,” Hill said in the statement.

Chaudhry said the driver at the centre of the investigation has worked at United Cabs for about three months.

He said it’s unknown whether United Cabs will allow Eze to return to driving with the company following the Licence Review Hearing.



Source: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-cab-driver-suspended-after-gay-man-says-he-was-called-disgusting

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by piicity(m): 12:42pm On Jul 10, 2015
shocked The man be like: I never see this kind thing before oo

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by verygudbadguy(m): 12:44pm On Jul 10, 2015
LOL

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by freakthingz(m): 12:47pm On Jul 10, 2015
Hmmm ah he shouldn't have insulted now

principle is good but apply it with tact

i'm sure if he told them to stop kissing instead of abusing he would still have his job

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Skywalker5(m): 12:50pm On Jul 10, 2015
You go to another man's country and u start saying rubbish.He knew gay has rights in Canada.

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by tociano009(m): 1:12pm On Jul 10, 2015
grin
Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Burger01(m): 1:12pm On Jul 10, 2015
Busybody..Good for him sad

Skywalker5:
You go to another man's country and u start saying rubbish.He knew gay has rights in Canada.
^^^
Don't mind him. He thought he was on nairaland cheesy

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by berrystunn(m): 1:12pm On Jul 10, 2015

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by YerYer: 1:12pm On Jul 10, 2015
Your sexual orientation, your preference; some of them have a fetish for sex dolls, some of them have a fetish for animals, some even marry dead bodies. If you are straight, gay, transexual, bisexual, trisexual, or just confused pls show moral decorum when you are in public places. Perhaps the driver shouldn't have used a gay slur on them, westerners will call it 'discrimination' or 'hate crime', but still they shouldn't be smooching like that in his car haba!

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by berrystunn(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
Burger01:
Busybody..Good for him sad


you be gay .....

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by koxi: 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
Funny.....sometimes we have to keep our morals to ourselves.

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by prodiG(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
He shouldn't have said anything

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by ademolasundayd(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
end time...

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by joseph1832(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
Ndkings1:
Calgary Cab driver suspended after gay man says he was called "disgusting"

Nigerian cab driver loses license because of two gay men smooching in his cab







Source: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-cab-driver-suspended-after-gay-man-says-he-was-called-disgusting



Such abnormality!.

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Benndted(m): 1:13pm On Jul 10, 2015
Ewo!!! Lol
Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by martineverest(m): 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
nigerians will always remain nigerians....we dislike gayish act

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by IYANGBALI: 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
shoro ni yen?

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by jomoh: 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
Better than hell

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by zeezboy(m): 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
Maka y?

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by prodiG(m): 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
berrystunn:



you be gay .....
undecided
Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by BizBayo: 1:14pm On Jul 10, 2015
poor man, sorry 'bout that.

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Nobody: 1:15pm On Jul 10, 2015
he hammer of justice has landed
Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by owolawee: 1:15pm On Jul 10, 2015
Loool...he never esperredit

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by ayd91(m): 1:15pm On Jul 10, 2015
That SUCKS. undecided
I am not homophobic but I'll be damned if I tolerate two men kissing and smooching in an area I control. I don't even feel comfy when men and women do it.

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Re: Nigerian Driver In Canada Loses License For Insulting Gay Men Kissing In His Cab by Buonsenso: 1:15pm On Jul 10, 2015
Culture shock.

No easy answers to give.
Do u keep quiet or speak up.

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