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Uber Proposes Compromise to Anti-Ridesharing Bill in Quebec

What was possible in Toronto for Uber wasn't in Québec: new legislation, Bill 100, likely implemented this summer, would require Uber drivers to comply with the same laws as taxies. Besides threatening that it will leave the region, Uber has a solution to solve the issue, a compromise that would allow it to operate in...

Toronto Legalizes UberX as New Rules Approved

The Toronto city council has approved new rules that legalize ride-sharing services, like Uber. The rules also allow taxis to start using Uber-style “surge” peak-time pricing on fares booked through a smartphone application (via the Star). Uber Canada chief Ian Black was pleased with the decision issued yesterday, and singled out Mayor John Tory’s leadership...

Wawanesa to Cancel Insurance Policies of UberX Drivers in Toronto

Wawanesa Insurance has decided that it won’t wait until Toronto Mayor John Tory introduces new regulations for taxi companies and Uber. The insurer will now ask policy owners directly whether they use their personal car to drive for UberX. If the answer is yes, Wawanesa Insurance will “proceed with cancelling that policy following the appropriate...

Councillor Jim Karygiannis Takes Fight Against Uber to the Streets

According to a report by The Star, Toronto councillor and the representative for Scarborough-Agincourt Jim Karygiannis, confronted an UberX driver on Friday outside a home in the city’s east-end. He followed a minivan to a house in his ward and told the driver that using the app to pick up fares was illegal. The source points out that according to...

Uber Launches Ride for a Cause in Toronto

Today, Uber announced that it launched “Ride for a Cause” in Toronto. The company has partnered with five Toronto-based organizations to make this possible. For every uberX ride you take this week, the company will donate $1 to the charity of your choice. Uber will also donate an additional $5,000 to the organization that was...