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And this chance to level is lost by Taxi:

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/09/16/taxi-drivers-protest-licensing-changes-city-hall/

The latest battle in the ongoing war between Uber and Toronto's taxi industry was won by the latter on Wednesday after the city's Municipal Licensing and Standards committee voted against recommendations to pave the way for UberX to be regulated.

The recommendations from a staff report suggested creating new rules for UberX that would allow it to operate legally in the city. It was voted down 4-1.

The committee voted in favour of lowering cab fares by $1 plus 10 per cent and tightening existing bylaws to enforce against Uber.

The committee's decisions still need approval from council, and can be reversed in a vote later this month.

Toronto, like many cities around the world, is struggling to monitor ride-sharing services like Uber. There are concerns the service is skirting local bylaws by using a mobile app to charge riders.

UberX, which has regular drivers transporting people in their private cars, doesn't have commercial licenses and therefore lack the regulation and oversight of traditional taxi companies. Taxi companies have argued that this puts passenger safety in jeopardy while simultaneously driving traditional cabbies out of business.

Mayor John Tory has said the city needs one bylaw that applies to everyone.
 

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MLS Municipal licensing Commitee has a influence on what happens,but the big vote lies with city council,I would like to know which member voted in favour of TNC
5 members & chair
  • Glenn De Baeremaeker
  • Frank Di Giorgio
  • Gloria Lindsay Luby
  • Mary-Margaret McMahon
  • Ron Moeser
  • Cesar Palacio (Chair
 
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