Judge quashes 2024 deadline for Standard plate conversion
by John Q. Duffy
The Toronto Taxi Alliance won only one part of its case against the City’s taxi reform package passed in February 2014.
The vast majority of the City’s actions were upheld in the 26-page decision of Mr. Justice D. Stinson, published Friday, January 30, 2015. MORE
Plate owners see court decision as partial relief from onerous reforms
by Mike Beggs
For members of the Toronto Taxi Alliance it was, at least, a partial victory when Ontario Supreme Court Justice D.G. Stinson handed down his decision on January 30, quashing the City’s mandatory 2024 deadline for converting all licenses to the new Toronto Taxi License, but upholding the rest of the contentious new taxi bylaw being challenged by their group. MORE
Industry sees glimmer of hope in L&S committee’s reservations on reform
by Mike Beggs
With the Ontario Superior Court decision in, industry hopes for overturning controversial new measures in the new Toronto taxi bylaw may now rest on recent events at the City’s Licensing and Standards Committee (L&S). MORE
The fight goes on
Members of the Toronto Taxi Alliance could only claim partial victory January 30 when Ontario Supreme Court Justice D.G. Stinson handed down his decision quashing the City’s mandatory 2024 deadline for converting Standard taxi licenses to the new Toronto Taxi License. Unfortunately, Justice Stinson upheld the rest of the City’s contentious new taxi bylaw but the plate owners vow to fight on.
This month’s Cover Cab is Faridullah Wafa who came to Canada in 2010 from Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He is a trained computer network administration technician and worked for the UN in Afghanistan for 10 years. Faridullah does network and scheduling co-ordination for Scarborough City Cab and drives part-time. He would like to see drivers unite to make a stronger, healthier taxi industry and follow the rules of the road.
Gerry Manely - Reports