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Controversy swirls around province’s plan for ridesharing insurance

July 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

B.C.’s provincial government will introduce legislation to enable ridesharing in the province by fall of 2019, prompting the industry’s private insurers to say they can provide ridesharing insurance faster and better than the province’s public insurer. B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation

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Coalition launches campaign to bring ride-hailing to province

February 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business

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Rideshare Redux

January 17, 2018 Jason Contant, Online Editor

California-based Lyft is coming to Canada. Has the industry learned from Uber?

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Uber says no to MPI’s unique approach for insuring ridesharing

January 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)’s novel “time band” approach for insuring ridesharing companies backfired when Uber took a pass on the model recently. “This product structure differs greatly from insurance models in place across North America (including Ontario, Alberta and Quebec)

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Regulator weighs in on disputed ridesharing claims

December 20, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Disputes among Ontario auto insurers, arising from collisions involving vehicles used for multiple ridesharing providers, will likely be handled in the same way insurers handle priority disputes in accident benefits claims, Ontario’s insurance regulator told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Aviva Canada

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Province’s ridesharing law requires minimum policy limit

December 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan has introduced legislation allowing for ridesharing services to operate in the province, with an interesting insurance twist. The Vehicles for Hire Act requires the ridesharing company to file written evidence of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy with a

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Adjusters wonder how to verify ridesharing driver hours

November 24, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Verifying the number of hours a driver uses ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft could be problematic for underwriters and adjusters, one adjuster told Canadian Underwriter on Wednesday. “In the course of their investigation, an adjuster can ask, ‘How

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Saskatchewan taxi association urges consultation before adoption of ridesharing in the province

October 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Saskatchewan Taxi Cab Association (STCA) is calling on the province to “conduct real consultation” before allowing transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber to operate in the province. In its Speech from the Throne on Wednesday, the provincial government said

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B.C. government hires industry expert to help prepare taxi industry for ridesharing

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of British Columbia announced on Monday that it has hired an industry expert to consult with and help prepare the taxi industry for a “made-in-B.C.” solution to ridesharing. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena said in a press

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Brakes tapped on ridesharing in B.C. despite election promises to allow Uber

October 4, 2017 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – An election promise to bring ridesharing to British Columbia by the end of the year has taken a detour as the NDP government says safety of passengers and operators comes first. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said Tuesday the

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B.C. Green Party leader to re-introduce ridesharing legislation in the fall

August 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The leader of the BC Green Party said on Monday that he will re-introduce legislation this fall to enable ridesharing in the province.
Andrew Weaver said in a press release that he has twice introduced the Ridesharing Enabling Act, once in April 2016 and again in February 2017.
“All parties want to see B.C. be a leader in the emerging economy,” Weaver said in the release. “To do so, government must take a proactive, responsive approach that considers the wide ranging impacts of technological innovation. Vancouver is the largest…

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Kaspersky discovers new version of Android Trojan that steals credentials from taxi and ridesharing app users

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Researchers from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab reported on Thursday that they have discovered a new modification of the well-known mobile banking Trojan, Faketoken, which is now able to steal credentials from taxi and ridesharing app users. Based on the results