Last May 27, 2019 council, in the course of its regular session to rubber stamp the usurious increase licensing in licensing fees for cab drivers while giving ride sharing TNCs such as Uber a sizable break on such fees even had the temerity to hear administration mention the Livery Transport Service (LTS) describe their policy of Hybrid licensing.
Hybrid licensing is LTS’ policy of applying one set of licensing fees and rules for taxi drivers while yet another far less stringent set of rules and fees for the TNCs. It simply means that Uber can have as many cars on the road as it wants while the number of taxis must remain frozen at their present level. In other words, any increase in demand for public automobile transportation is to be reserved for Uber and no one else contrary to the Municipal Government Act.
There is absolutely nothing in the City Bylaws or Provincial legislation that allows it–so where did they get that bright idea.
It appears that council is eager to spend even more of heavily burdened taxpayers money on legal fees.
Click the link below to see for yourself how council handled the overall licensing issue. It clearly betrays government favoritism towards Uber at the expense of traditional taxi drivers including TNC drivers.
SEE THE DEBATE HERE it’s 7.2 on the minutes. Just click it and it will take you to that part of the video where this is discussed.