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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...

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 Continues to Operate in Sherwood Park Despite Suspension in Edmonton

Even though ride-sharing service Uber has been suspended in Edmonton, they are still providing service in surrounding municipalities, including Sherwood Park. On Tuesday, Uber noted that provincially-approved insurance for ride-sharing drivers would not be available until June or July. Uber drivers would also be required to have Class 4 professional driver’s licences, which are the...

Uber Brings Improved Taxi Service for Wheelchair Users in Toronto

New and improved taxi services are being introduced for wheelchair users in Toronto, thanks to the growing competition between Uber and taxis. According to a CBC News report, Uber's new wheelchair accessible ride service ‘UberWAV’ along with 550 new accessible taxis on Toronto streets, is making it much easier for wheelchair users to get around the city....

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...

City of Hamilton Lays Charges Against 13 More Uber Drivers

According to a new report from CBC, the city of Hamilton has laid charges against 13 more Uber drivers. This brings the total number of people charged in Hamilton to 21. The city has charged the drivers for driving without a taxi licence. In an email, city spokesperson Ann Lamanes said that the charges include...