Iqaluit committee debates hiking taxi fare to $7
Iqaluit's Taxi Review Board is looking at the possibility of raising taxi fares to $7 from $6.
The city's taxis use a flat rate per person and make multiple pickups. The last fare hike was in 2007. The committee wants to keep the elders' rate at $5.
Romeyn Stevenson, acting deputy mayor, says fares won't increase for a while yet.
"It would come into effect once the bylaw was changed," he said. "The committee would recommend to the council, the council would make a motion to change the bylaw, then somebody would have to go rewrite the bylaw, then it would have to come for first second and third reading."
The committee could hold a public consultation about the fare increase although it is not necessary.
It is also looking at installing cameras in taxi cabs.
The next Taxi Review Board meeting is July 24.