According to a report from CTV News, Uber fears losing drivers in Quebec over restrictive and complex regulations in the province.
Uber Quebec’s general manager Jean-Nicolas Guillemette said that requiring the driver to get one particular type of permit is problematic. In a statement, he said:
“It’s certain that the class 4C permit creates a serious barrier to getting into the business.”
Uber has been operating a pilot project since October 21 in Quebec. Drivers who joined Uber before that date have until December 9 to sign up for a permit. Uber is afraid that many drivers, especially those that work only a few hours a week, will leave the company because of this restriction.