Montreal taxi drivers protest ‘lack of progress’ on regulating Uber

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WATCH ABOVE: Taxi drivers from across Quebec demonstrated outside the Montreal Casino to protest a lack of progress on Bill 100, which aims to regulate the province's taxi and ride-sharing industry. Global's Billy Shields reports – Jun 6, 2016

MONTREAL – The city’s taxi drivers are ramping up the pressure on the Quebec government to regulate ride-sharing services, like Uber.

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As part of pressure tactics, drivers refused to offer any taxi service between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

According to protesters, who gathered along the bridge leading to the Montreal Casino Monday, the province isn’t moving fast enough when it comes to passing Bill 100, which aims to regulate the province’s taxi and ride-sharing industry.

Taxi companies have formed what they call a “common front” to put pressure on the government.

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Bill 100 would require all taxi-like drivers to obtain a class 4C driver’s license, the class reserved for cabbies.

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They would also have to undergo regular criminal background checks and take customer service training.

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Cabbies hope to pressure the provincial government into adopting the new taxi-ride-sharing law before the end of session on Friday, June 10.

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