Quebec hearings into taxi industry and Uber begin
QUEBEC CITY – National Assembly committee hearing are taking place to analyze the province’s taxi industry, as well as related services such as Uber.
The hearings are scheduled to last several days against the backdrop of hostile clashes between cabbies and Uber drivers.
Transport Minister Jacques Daoust has said Uber’s arrival on the scene means changes are inevitable and he wants the committee to hear from the main players involved in the controversial debate.
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The taxi industry is seeking a permanent injunction against Uber that is also aimed at deactivating the firm’s app throughout the province.
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The industry said Uber drivers are breaking the law and that the company’s services are illegal.
Uber argued that developing a mobile app that lets customers hail nearby cars makes it a technology firm rather than a transportation company.
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