Demonstrations have been held in cities around the world as drivers of traditional cabs, and the companies they work for, react to the spread of the ride-hailing app Uber.
Toronto protest suspended on account of NBA All-Star Game
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Montreal and Toronto are two of 11 Canadian locales where Uber operates.
*Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor, Hamilton, Niagara Region, Kingston, Ottawa and Quebec City are the others.
Quebec's transportation ministry and the mayor of Montreal have asked the company behind UberX to suspend operations until a committee can find a way to level the playing field between the popular ride-hailing app and legacy taxi companies.
An anti-Uber protest planned for Toronto has been put off on account of the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, but demonstrations have been held in cities around the world as drivers of traditional cabs, and the companies they work for, react to the spread of Uber.
In London, thousands of black-cab drivers blocked Whitehall, where British government administration is centred.
Protesters in Paris burned tires in anger over Uber.
Uber drivers in some countries have been fined…
…but mostly reaction has come in the form of protests by taxi drivers.