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November 2014

Plate owners get their day in court
November 17-19

by Mike Beggs

In what most industry leaders consider a “make or break” case, the Toronto Taxi Alliance’s legal action to quash the controversial new bylaw – and protect $1.4 billion in plate equity – finally hits the halls of justice on November 17 to 19 in Ontario Superior Court. MORE

New bylaw has left besieged industry in state of total confusion

by Mike Beggs

Toronto’s controversial new taxi bylaw, which is being challenged by the Toronto Taxicab Alliance this month in Ontario Superior Court, has thrown the beleaguered industry into a state of complete and utter confusion. MORE

Worried plate owners hoping sanity restored, at polls and in court

by Mike Beggs

Despite the stated intentions of certain councillors, Toronto’s new taxi bylaw will not just crack down on absentee owners, and outside investors. It’s toying with the lives of independents and other owners and their families who, in many cases, have invested generations of time and money in the industry. MORE

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A new era?

Congratulations to new Toronto Mayor John Tory and all returning and newly elected City councillors. Let’s hope the new Council recognizes the pressing need for attention on the taxi file. Needless to say, they will all have to be brought up to speed on the appalling state of Toronto taxi regulation and that’s not going to be an easy task for either side of this equation.

Cover Cab

This month’s Cover Cab is Qudder Ahmad Warrich, a native of Pakistan. This is Warrich’s second appearance as Taxi News’s Cover Cab and he’s now clocked ten years on the job. A shift driver, Warrich says he’s happy with the industry just the way it is and likes the freedom of being his own boss..

More News

Plate owners get their day in court November 17-19

New bylaw has left besieged industry in state of total confusion

Worried plate owners hoping sanity restored, at polls and in court

City’s reforms robbing shift-drivers of ever-dwindling slice of the pie

Sweetheart Uber airport deal just one more turn of the screw

Mississauga presses province for taxi app regulation

TLT hears strange case involving fake taxi plate

In-cab payment system now compatible with Apple products

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

Gerry Manely - Reports

Opening Pandora’s Box

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - AIRPORT EXEMPTION

THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO’S AIRPORT EXEMPTION

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