Montreal Taxi Driver Ordered to Remove “Tchotchkas” from Cab
Arieh Perecowicz, 66, a taxi driver for the last 44 years, lost his much-publicized case Feb. 17 when a municipal court upheld several fines against him for having too many personal and religious objects in his car.
He was ordered to pay $1,300, about $600 of that for court costs.
Perecowicz argued that he was comforted by having articles of his Jewish faith in the car, including photos of the late Lubavitcher rebbe and two mezuzahs affixed to the car frame between the front and back doors.
At various times, his decorations included photos of his wife and daughter, small Canadian and Israeli flags and a Remembrance Day poppy.