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August 2014

TTC moves to resolve accessible taxi strike

by Mike Beggs

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the Toronto Transit Commission has agreed to reinstate the HST on top of the per kilometre rate paid to TTC-contracted wheelchair accessible taxi drivers, in efforts to resolve a month-long strike. MORE

 

So what’s next in battle to reform cab reform?

by Mike Beggs

Now that Justice D.G. Stinson has handed down his June 25 ruling, how exactly does the industry move forward? MORE

 

Who should eat the cost of discounted seniors’ taxi fares?

by Mike Beggs

Toronto taxi drivers should not be obliged to offer – and pay for – the senior’s discount, maintains long-time owner/operator Gerald Manley.

He alleges this 10 percent grace has become common practice in most of the brokerages across the city, and that drivers have the choice of following this policy and eating that 10 percent, or being taken off the air by their company. MORE

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Quid pro quo

Toronto’s taxi drivers reputedly pay the highest licensing fees in the world. And what do they receive in return for this costly largesse? On the evidence, precious little but ever-escalating costs and endless aggravation.

Cover Cab

This month’s Cover Cab is Majid Kaviani who came to Canada from Tehran in 2005. Kaviani has been driving cab since 2009 and says his one big complaint is the weekly cost of renting a cab. He’s worried his costs will only increase when all of the City’s cab reforms kick in.

More News

TTC moves to resolve accessible taxi strike

So what’s next in battle to reform cab reform?

Who should eat the cost of discounted seniors’ taxi fares?

Mayor Hazel steps in to resolve PVAC dispute

Uber stirs new round of controversy in Mississauga

Troubling record gives TLT cause for concern

The Forgotten Front

The Forgotten Front Part II

Gerry Manely - Reports

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - AIRPORT EXEMPTION

HISTORY OF AIRPORT EXEMPTION

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