Uber: should it stay or should it go?
Uber. If the debate hasn't come to your city yet … chances are it will sometime soon.
Municipalities across the country — and across North America — have been struggling to come to terms with ride-sharing services, and in the process, turned the traditional taxi industry on its head.
From Edmonton (which has enthusiastically embraced Uber drivers) to Vancouver (who hasn't), every city seems to have its own strategy. And for the first time, a province has decided to bring some kind of coherence to the patchwork of local regulations. Quebec has tabled legislation which effectively forces ride-sharing operators to face similar regulations to traditional cab drivers.
Our question — Uber: should it stay or should it go?
Kamal Sabbah is vice-president of the Montreal Taxi Owners' Association.
Kristine Owram is a tranportation reporter with the Financial Post.
Trevor Tombe is assistant professor of economics at the University of Calgary.
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