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August 2015

Three years late, City scrambles to come to grips with Uber and devastated taxi industry

by Mike Beggs

Things have been happening fast and furious since Mayor John Tory staged his first meeting between licensed Toronto taxi interests and Uber on July 6, intent on developing, “one bylaw for all”. MORE

 

Uber subjecting public to ‘enormous’ risk, insurance experts tell city hall

by John Q. Duffy

If individuals use their private cars to carry paying passengers, they are not covered by insurers if they get into an accident or if they or a passenger is injured.

As well, they risk having their private car insurance cancelled, and being forced to purchase very expensive Facility insurance, say specialists in transportation insurance in Ontario. MORE

 

Taxi driver launches province-wide class action suit against Uber Canada

by Mike Beggs

Alleging that, “Uber X and Uber XL have created an enormous marketplace for illegal transportation in Ontario”, a $410-million class action suit has been launched against Uber Canada. MORE

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Help bust Uber!

City Councillor Jim Karygiannis is calling on Toronto taxi drivers to send him photos of Uber operators picking up customers. The councillor hopes to collect thousands of photos he plans pass along to the City’s new Chief of Police and press the case for aggressive enforcement of infractions under the Highway Traffic Act and the Toronto Municipal Code.

Cover Cab

This month’s Cover Cab is Scarborough City Cab driver Kadir Mohammed, a veteran of 15 years driving taxi in Toronto. Mohammed says he is working 60 hours a week to try and scratch out a living in an increasingly beleaguered marketplace.

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Three years late, City scrambles to come to grips with Uber and devastated taxi industry

Uber subjecting public to ‘enormous’ risk, insurance experts tell city hall

Taxi driver launches province-wide class action suit against Uber Canada

‘Please do your job’, beleaguered industry tells city hall

You can help Councillor Karygiannis bust Uber

Taxi driver lauded for honesty during Pan Am Games

Toronto brokerage outsources call-taking overseas

TLT suspends license 20 days for refusing guide dog

MLS suspends taxi driver refresher course

Peel brokers and taxi drivers organizing to fight illegal operators

Driver fails to sway TLT on suspension

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The Forgotten Front Part II
The Forgotten Front Part III
The Forgotten Front Conclusion

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Opening Pandora’s Box

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - AIRPORT EXEMPTION

THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO’S AIRPORT EXEMPTION

City of Toronto vs. Uber Canada Inc
Reasons for Judgment

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