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Taxi companies want B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules

September 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A coalition of nine taxi companies in Metro Vancouver has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules it says were illegally created for companies such as Uber and Lyft. The companies say in their petition that

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For taxi drivers, mum’s the word on reporting losses

March 21, 2018 by David Gambrill

Taxi cab companies and drivers are not reporting losses promptly (or at all), thereby escalating taxi insurers’ claims costs in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a taxi claims review submitted to the province’s Public Utilities Board. “The factor identified by

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Is a cab company vicariously liable if a sex assault is alleged?

January 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s top court has been asked to review a case involving the vicarious liability of a taxi company when a passenger sues the driver alleging sexual assault. In 2015, a woman filed a civil lawsuit against Kitchener-based United Taxi Limited

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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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Uber backs off plans to shutter Quebec operation, says it will continue for now

October 13, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Ride-hailing service Uber is backing down on a threat to shutter its Quebec operations, at least for now. The multinational announced Friday it won’t pull the plug on its Quebec wing as planned this weekend because it hopes

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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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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

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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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Brokers are ‘not competition to each other,’ IBAO keynote speaker says

October 19, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance brokers who compete against one another need to change their mindset and work with their competitors to address threats which could disrupt the industry, a speaker suggested Wednesday in Toronto. “If you all think each other are the competition,

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City of Toronto issues Private Transportation Company licence to Uber

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Toronto announced on Tuesday that it has issued a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence to Uber, calling it the first of its kind in Canada. Since Toronto City Council gave Uber the green light to operate legally

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Ontario township not liable for under-insured taxi: Court

July 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently ruled against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company when it found that a municipality that fails to enforce a bylaw stipulating taxi insurance does not owe a duty of care to parties injured

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Uber gets green light from city council to operate legally in Toronto

May 4, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Uber is voicing its thanks after Toronto city council gave the ride-hailing service the green light to operate legally in the city. In a message to those who use its app, Uber said Toronto Mayor John Tory and