A class-action lawsuit spearheaded by taxi drivers against the Quebec government has been given the go-ahead.
Quebec Superior Court Judge Mark Peacock gave the green light on Wednesday to the lawsuit, which can now proceed.
If the class-action lawsuit is successful, it could cost the province up to $1 billion over the loss of value of taxi permits.
Lawyer Marc-Antoine Cloutier said the taxi drivers’ argument is that the actions of the Quebec government, which allowed Uber to operate in the province, allowed for a decline in taxi permit values.
The class-action lawsuit was authorized for all owners of taxi permits.
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