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Quebec introduces bill to regulate taxi industry and Uber

Transport Minister Jacques Daoust says the proposed bill would create a single legal framework for all taxi companies


 
Photographed at Dundas Square, Toronto, Uber taxi service is a new way to travel around the city. Request and payment are all made using an app. (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star/Getty)

Photographed at Dundas Square, Toronto, Uber taxi service is a new way to travel around the city. Request and payment are all made using an app. (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star/Getty)

QUEBEC — The Quebec government has tabled legislation aimed at regulating the taxi industry and ride-hailing company Uber.

Transport Minister Jacques Daoust says the proposed bill would create a single legal framework for all taxi companies.

He says the text of the bill defines which transport activities are not taxi services and would not be subjected to the law.

The legislation would allow the government to decide how many taxi permits are issued in each region.

The price of a trip could vary depending on a number of factors including the day, time, category of transport or the technology used to order the ride.

Customers would also be able to evaluate the performance of their driver.

Related: Enough with the Uber bashing already.


 
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Quebec introduces bill to regulate taxi industry and Uber

  1. “The legislation would allow the government to decide how many taxi permits are issued in each region.”

    And therein lies the problem.

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