VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ A human rights tribunal has ordered a lodge owner to compensate a couple with three children because he suggested they eat in his cafeteria rather than the more formal main dining room.

The lodge owner, Gordon Robson, was indignant when notified Tuesday that British Columbia's human rights tribunal ordered him to pay the family $840.

``Things like this are what causes people like me to not want to do business in B.C.,'' he said. ``This is government gone nuts.''

The tribunal concluded that Robson discriminated against Rico Micallef and his family when they visited his Glacier Park Lodge in 1994.

Micallef, his wife and three children were directed to the cafeteria in accordance with a restaurant policy intended to keep children from disturbing others. When the Micallefs decided they didn't like the cafeteria, they were seated in the dining room and served.

Micallef claimed discrimination, saying his children were judged a problem even though they had done nothing wrong. The tribunal agreed, ordering Robson to revoke the policy.

Robson, who spent $7,000 fighting the charge, said he had no intention of changing his policy.

``But we'll probably be more sensitive about how we implement it,'' he said.