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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
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.
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.
Gerry Manely - Reports
City of Toronto vs. Uber Canada Inc
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