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September 2014

Total confusion the order of the day in wake of cab reform

by Mike Beggs

Much hangs on the outcome of the Toronto Taxi Alliance’s upcoming Superior Court court challenge of the City’s cab reforms, which will address four sections of the new By-Law relating to Standard and Ambassador license concerns. MORE

TTA ramps up public relations battle with city hall

by Mike Beggs

In its fight to save the Standard plate, the big victory will not be won in the courtroom, but in the political arena,” says Harvey Spiegel, legal advisor to the Toronto Taxi Alliance (TTA).

The TTA was granted an interim injunction on June 25 protecting the value of the Standard plate, pending the result of a November 17 to 19 Superior Court hearing where its application to quash the new By-Law in its entirety will be heard. MORE

Career critic of Toronto taxi regulators lambastes new bylaw

by Mike Beggs

“It’s a losing situation. And it’s just going to get to the point the industry is going to implode.”

So says owner/operator Gerald Manley, one of the industry’s most prominent and certainly most indefatigable critic of the City’s controversial and sweeping new taxi bylaw. MORE

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Worse and worse

What a hash Toronto Council and its apparently incompetent regulatory administrators have made of their long touted industry reforms. With each new day, evidence of the City’s disastrous lack of vision and blundering stewardship mounts and no one responsible for regulating the industry appears to notice or even care.

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Cover Cab

This month’s Cover Cab is Ambassador driver Sharif Ahmed who hails from Sylhet, Bangladesh. Ahmed, who has a degree in Civil Engineering, came to Canada in 1996 and started driving cab in 1997. He’s running for City Council in Ward 35 in the October 27 municipal election. Catch Mike Beggs’s story in this issue of Taxi News.

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Ambassador driver running in Toronto’s municipal election

Total confusion the order of the day in wake of cab reform

TTA ramps up public relations battle with city hall

Career critic of Toronto taxi regulators lambastes new bylaw

WheelTrans taxi drivers win contract dispute with TTC

Ambassador decision ‘totally changes’ insurance risk

U.S. taxi brokers tackle app phenomenon head-on

The Forgotten Front
The Forgotten Front Part II
The Forgotten Front Part III

Gerry Manely - Reports

Opening Pandora’s Box

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO - AIRPORT EXEMPTION

THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO’S AIRPORT EXEMPTION

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