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Ottawa’s proposal to legalize Uber draws ire from taxi industry

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The City of Ottawa is embracing Uber and other ride-sharing services, proposing a major reform that is already infuriating taxi drivers who fear the value of their city-issued permits will plummet.

In a move that will be closely watched by cities across the country and internationally, Canada’s capital city is proposing to deregulate the existing cab industry and start fresh with two distinct categories that will be subject to minimum standards related to vehicle safety and insurance.

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BILL CURRY – Globe and Mail – March 31, 2016.

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