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April 2014

Driver launches industry-wide petition: download here

 

‘Who knows what this means in a year - in 10 years?’

by Mike Beggs

The Toronto taxi industry’s major players continue to reel and are ramping up for a legal battle in the wake of the February 19 Council decision. MORE

Brokers and owners preparing to launch legal action against City

by Mike Beggs

At this juncture, there is little or no doubt that legal challenges will be forthcoming against the City of Toronto and the mind-boggling February 19 Council decision, which has turned the taxi industry, “on its ear”. MORE

City treated owners’ life’s work and assets like ‘Monopoly money’

by Mike Beggs

“I’m an elderly woman. Those plates allow me a monthly income,” Francine Frimeth deputated before a packed house at the Toronto Licensing & Standards Committee meeting in January. “I do not live high on the hog.”MORE

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Playing Monopoly

“They think it’s Monopoly money. They think the money we put in this business is worth nothing. It’s just a big disgrace,” says fleet operator Sam Moini of City Council’s devastating industry reforms. Like a great many others, Moini feels City staff and officials have thrown his family’s lifetime investment to the wind.

Cover Cab

This month’s Cover Cab is 23-year veteran Inkaran Kandiah, a native of Sri Lanka who came to Canada in 1986. He’s hoping city hall’s controversial cab reforms will benefit regular drivers like himself who have to work seven days a week to make ends meet..

More News

Driver launches industry-wide petition - Download here.

The problems of mandated accessible taxi service

‘Who knows what this means in a year - in 10 years

Brokers and owners preparing to launch legal action against City

City treated owners’ life’s work and assets like ‘Monopoly money’

Recommendations to improve Toronto’s taxi industry

Who said accessible taxis are a civil right?

Taxi brokers misrepresented driver incomes

Driver loses taxi and limo licenses for sexually suggestive comments

A cab’s eye-view of the special hell of Toronto traffic

Mississauga cabby songwriter releases new CD

Cook and company now turning their attention to limo industry

Vinyl seat covers may interfere with airbags

Convicted of sex assault, taxi license suspended pending hearing

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