TTA wins partial injunction against City’s cab reforms
by John Q. Duffy
The City of Toronto has been legally stopped from enforcing sections of the taxi reform By-law dealing with Standard taxicab plate owners selling their licenses, pending the outcome of a legal challenge to some sections of the law expected later this fall. MORE
‘The Standard plate lives on’, at least for now
by Mike Beggs
The Toronto Taxi Alliance took a step forward in its legal battle with the City, when Superior Justice D.G. Stinson granted them an injunction on the issue of Standard plate equity at a June 25 hearing. MORE
Widows speak out against City’s ‘disgusting’ bylaw reforms
by Mike Beggs
Several Toronto “taxi widows” gathered at the law offices of Affleck Greene McMurtry on June 24 to meet the press, TV, and radio.
Their legal depositons are a central plank in the Toronto Taxi Alliance’s legal challenge to quash the City of Toronto’s new Taxi By-Law, which it claims would wreak devastation on the industry at large, and amounts to a direct attack on Standard plate equity. MORE
A measure of fairness
Outspoken cab reform proponent and City councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong thinks Toronto’s Standard taxi plate owners are “sore losers” for fighting the City’s heartless bid to wipeout their life’s work. Well, it now appears there is at least one Ontario Superior Court Justice who would beg to differ with the bumptious councillor.
This month’s Cover Cab is 27-year industry veteran Khalil Talke, the taxi driver who was brutally assaulted and left for dead by a knife wielding assailant in 2011. An Ambassador and proud member of the iTaxiworkers, Talke was very pleased June 25th to see iTaxi win intervenor status in the TTA’s court application to quash the City’s new taxi bylaw.
Gerry Manely - Reports
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