Legislation

Uber is Eager to Launch in Manitoba

As legislation to dismiss the Manitoba Taxicab Board is just around the corner, Uber is getting really eager to launch in the province. Data collected by Uber shows that more than 30,000 people opened the app in Winnipeg looking for a ride. Even though the ride-sharing company is operating in more than 40 cities in...

Apple Opposes ‘Right to Repair’ Legislation in Nebraska

A report on Tuesday claimed that Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts. According to a new report from Motherboard, Apple is creating interesting arguments for the...

New York District Attorney Wants Legislation For ‘Warrant-Friendly’ iOS

New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance has called for federal legislation to force Apple to make its iOS operating system “warrant-friendly.” According to a new report released yesterday at the launch of the Manhattan district attorney’s brand-new “cyberlab,” Cyrus Vance unveiled the fact that there are currently over 400 locked iPhones sitting in evidence in […]

Uber Offers Concessions to Taxis as Legislative Hearings Begin in Quebec

According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, Uber is willing to temporarily suspend operations in Quebec as city council prepares new legislations and regulations regarding ride-sharing services. In a statement, the general manager of Uber Montreal Jean-Nicolas Guillemette said that the company would be willing to charge clients taxes on each ride. Over...

Uber Will Continue to Operate in Ottawa Until New Legislation Takes Effect

Uber will continue to operate in Ottawa until city council votes on Wednesday over new proposed regulations that would allow ride-sharing companies to operate legally in the city. After a marathon debate last week in which councillors grilled Uber's public policy manager and heard from dozens of people on the issue, Coun. Diane Deans asked the company to clarify if...

Ipsos Reid Study Shows Metro Vancouver Wants Regulations for Uber

A new poll from Ipsos Reid shows that ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, should be required to meet the same regulations as taxis if they are allowed to operate in British Columbia. The poll, which surveyed 800 people, was commissioned by the Vancouver Taxi Association and shows that many people expect that drivers of...

Uber Hints at Possible Launch in British Columbia’s Capital

For the first time, Uber is hinting at a possible launch in Victoria, B.C. The company said the province’s capital would be a perfect candidate for its ride-sharing service. Uber currently operates in dozens of Canadian cities, but the company has been fighting against legislations in Canada’s west coast. Uber Canada says spring session of...