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When last week's Superior Court decision left taxi regulation in the City's hands, it set a new priority for city council.
Last week, the Ontario Superior Court rejected a request for an injunction that would ban Uber from operating their app-enabled, unlicensed taxicab service in Toronto. The court’s ruling came after months of vocal protest from the taxi industry, which feels that Uber’s lower-priced rides pose a threat to the livelihoods of licensed front-line taxi drivers. But Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy held firm, reasoning (more or less) that the issue was neither the provincial court’s circus nor its monkeys, and handed the matter off for the City to attend to.
And so, today, Mayor Tory conceded that it might be time to again update the City’s taxi regulations to better reflect the way we order cabs in 2015—even though the City went through a years-long process that it passed in 2014.
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