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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Police Remove Shouting Taxi Representative from City Hall Meeting

Things are getting ugly at city hall, and perhaps unsurprisingly, it has everything to do with the ongoing Uber vs taxi quandary.Police were called in after representatives from the taxi industry began hurling accusations at Mayor Bonnie Crombie, the Mississauga News reports.

Taxi industry files $215M lawsuit against city

The local taxi industry has filed a lawsuit for $215 million against the City of Ottawa for not protecting plate owners and brokers against Uber.

City holds Uber to 'minimum standards': Taxi organization

A taxi organization says it will protest the city’s delay’s in dealing with Uber because Mayor John Tory is so “in bed” with the ride-sharing company.

Toronto taxis threaten to stage new protest over Uber

The saga continues. Toronto's taxi industry says that Uber isn't following the city's new regulations, which came into effect a few weeks ago. In May, city council voted to regulate the ride-sharing service and created a new set of rules for private transportation companies (or PTCs). However, some taxi drivers...

'Just shoddy': Dozens complain over Ottawa taxi call centre in Philippines

The new call centre in the Philippines has provoked complaints as clients struggle to book taxi trips with dispatchers working half a world away, according to the head of Ottawa's taxi union.

Halifax driver creating 'safe in my cab' stickers in light of sexual assault reports

HALIFAX - One Halifax cabbie disturbed by the recent string of sexual assault reports against taxi drivers is taking a step to make riders feel safer.

Spike in ex-Uber drivers turning to taxis: Beck Taxi

Call them Uber-Ex’s....

After being laid off from his tech job in Calgary, Abdi Jama, 44, came to Toronto looking for work. A friend suggested he should get a job with Uber...it was a customer — and not Uber — who informed him he wasn’t insured.....

CMT Music Fest sets up parking drop-off for illegal Uber cars

Organizers of this weekend’s CMT Music Fest at Bingemans may get a firsthand look at the Uber controversy.

Vancouver taxi drivers to help police reduce crime | Metro News

There are about 700 taxi drivers on Vancouver's street during peak hours who will now be trained to report any suspicious activity they see to police

B.C. to reveal Uber rules early next year, says minister

VICTORIA — British Columbians will get their first glimpse at a possible future for ride-booking service Uber in September, when the government says it will unveil a discussion paper. Peter Fa…

Macdonald bridge taxi surcharge leaves Halifax woman feeling 'gouged'

Taxi drivers taking people from airport to some parts of Halifax are allowed to charged an extra $5 when Macdonald bridge is closed.

Calgary taxi crashes, flips onto roof as driver beaten by passenger

Calgary police have arrested and charged one man in connection with a serious assault of a cab driver.

Mississauga Uber committee meeting postponed after taxi drivers protest, yell 'shame' at Mayor Crombie

Taxi drivers shouted down a public meeting in Mississauga Monday that was meant to discuss the next steps in a pilot project that would put Uber drivers back on the road.

Taxi dispatcher Coventry Connections lays off 60 Ottawa call centre workers

Coventry Connections is laying off 60 workers at its Ottawa call centre — and the taxi dispatch company is laying the blame upon the forthcoming legalization of Uber...

Uber should shut down: staff report

It looks like no surrender to Uber - at least for now.

Saved by the bylaw: cabbie's ticket canned over inconstistent rules | Metro News

A taxi driver caught a break on a technicality this week after he was fined $50 for leaving his car unattended in front of the Courtyard Marriott hotel.

Traditional cabs flood city councillors with complaints about new rules

City councillors are getting an earful from the traditional taxi industry over the upstart companies that have...

Mississauga committee debates capping Uber drivers, limiting geographical boundaries

Representatives from the taxi industry, Uber and the City of Mississauga met for the first of what could be several...

Calgary campaign takes aim at domestic violence through taxi logos

Hundreds of Calgary taxis will soon display heart-shaped logos aimed at bringing attention to the issue of domestic violence. As part of a campaign launched by non-profit organization HomeFront, 82…

USC terminates contract with taxi company over driver's controversial comments

The USC terminated an $11,074 advertising partnership with Yellow London Taxi after a cab driver’s controversial comments went viral on social media.

Cabbies split on Uber law

A day after a bill regulating ride-sharing app Uber was passed in the National Assembly, Montreal’s taxi drivers are divided on the new law.

B.C. cabbie sprayed with paint before taxi stolen

A northwestern B.C. woman has been arrested after what police describe as a two-day crime spree that included spray painting a cab driver and stealing his vehicle.

'It's a big mess': Cab owner says Saint John taxi bylaw isn't working

A long-time member of Saint John's cab community says the new taxi bylaw is creating a big mess and it's going to take some work to fix it.

Electric service Téo Taxi lands at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport

Aéroports de Montréal taxi drivers have new competitors from electric car company, Téo Taxi.

Two men face 23 charges in taxi debit-card fraud - 680 NEWS

Two Toronto men are facing a total of 23 charges in connection with a taxicab debit-card fraud investigation.