Montreal taxi drivers protest Uber by blocking airport
MONTREAL – Some of Montreal’s taxi and limousine drivers targeted the city’s airport Wednesday morning as part of their protest against Uber.
Dozens of cabs lined up outside Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
A spokesperson for the cabbies, Benoit Jugand, said Uber is allowed to operate at the airport, even though the taxi industry has a $2.5 million contract with the agency that runs the facility.
WATCH: Montreal taxis fight Uber
Other protests are set for elsewhere in the city later in the day.
The Quebec branch of the United Steelworkers union, which represents many Montreal taxi drivers, wants to pressure the province into forcing Uber to stop operating during the upcoming legislative inquiry into the taxi industry.
Last week, the Quebec government announced it would create a commission looking into ways of integrating new technological entrants into the highly regulated taxi business.
© 2016 The Canadian Press