John Fraser, a program director at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation in Toronto, said because people with lower incomes are over-represented in the smoking population, imposing the ban could be construed as discrimination against low-income families.
"Social tenants don't have a choice to be there. They're living there because they don't have a lot of other options," he said.
I have no idea what to say to this.
These are people's homes. If we are going to say we need to not let them smoke because there are children, then make it so for every home.
And lets ban potato chips from stores located near public housing too, as poor people eat chips, and don't forget we need to ban parents from these homes, because face it, poor parents are a bad influence on children.