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Quebec judge authorizes taxi industry-led class action against Uber

January 25, 2017 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Taxi companies and drivers across Quebec are claiming a first victory in their battle against Uber after a judge on Monday authorized their class action against the ride-hailing company. The taxi industry is seeking “hundreds of millions” against

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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Global consumers skeptical about safety of fully autonomous vehicles: Deloitte study

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumers around the world remain skeptical about the safety of fully autonomous vehicles and hold widely divergent views on who they trust to bring autonomous vehicles to market, according to a new study from Deloitte. The study, What’s ahead for

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Carpooling apps could reduce traffic 75% in New York City and help with pollution, energy usage: MIT study

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the number of vehicles on the road in the New York City by a factor of three without significantly impacting travel time, according to a new study from the

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Uber pulls self-driving cars from California roads

December 22, 2016 Sudhin Thanawala - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber pulled its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke their registrations, officials said Wednesday. The move comes after a week of talks between the ride-hailing company and state regulators failed. Hours after

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Northbridge Insurance covering ridesharing service in Waterloo, Ontario area

December 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Northbridge General Insurance Corporation is writing an auto policy for RideCo, which provides what RideCo calls “personalized, express transit service” in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario area, Northbridge Insurance announced Thursday. “The Northbridge Insurance policy is issued to RideCo, with both RideCo,

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Calgary city council changes rules to accommodate Uber operations

November 29, 2016 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The ride-hailing service Uber is now free to do business in the City of Calgary. City council has voted to amend its rules, meaning the fee structure for ride sharers would now be scalable and the application process

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IBC applauds Ontario government’s decision to move forward with creation of new financial services regulator

November 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding the Ontario government’s decision to move forward with the creation of a new financial services regulator. On Monday, the government of Ontario announced in its 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

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Ontario to introduce legislation to establish new Financial Services Regulatory Authority

November 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government has announced that it will introduce legislation to establish the initial parameters for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), “a new independent and flexible regulator of financial services and pensions that, once established, would be more consumer-focused

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Half of smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators by 2020: Gartner

November 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

By 2020, half of all smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), Gartner, Inc., the Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory company reported. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into

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Fleet’s In

September 3, 2016 Daniel Strigberger, Lawyer, Samis + Company

Ontario’s new standard fleet auto policy gives the green light to ridesharing activities with a transportation network company and licensed insurers looking to cover these operations. Entry into the new space has not yet reached top speed, with only one insurer policy approved to date, but even early on, it appears as though there may be some potential risks for underlying vehicle insurers.

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Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

August 19, 2016 Justin Pritchard and Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to