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  • Cab Stand

    taxinews.com 29 Feb '16, 3pm

    ‘Sharing Economy’ a misnomer for free loading tax dodgers To the editor, (Editor’s note: This letter is a prepared statement presented last month by Toronto Taxi Alliance executive director Rita Smith to the provincial government’s Pre-Budget Consultation Committee.) Good morning and ...

  • Duffy's Domain

    taxinews.com 01 Feb '16, 1pm

    City’s mismanagement of the taxi file exacts devastating personal toll A lot has gone on over the last month worthy of comment, but I’d like to review a very old and persistent myth about Toronto taxi owners. I now know, or at least have spoken with, two people connected to the taxi b...

  • What is a life’s work worth?

    taxinews.com 30 Jan '16, 11pm

    With Toronto Mayor John Tory seemingly hell-bent on paving the way for the new-fangled ride-sharing economy and Tim Hudak’s Bill 131 (“Opportunities In The Sharing Economy Act”) swiftly passing second reading at Queen’s Park, some Toronto taxi leaders are wondering if the writing isn’...

  • Toronto’s Mayor could learn a lot from his Calgary counterpart

    taxinews.com 27 Feb '16, 10pm

    Toronto’s Mayor could learn a lot from his Calgary counterpart by Mike Beggs On January 27, Edmonton became the first Canadian city to legalize Uber, with its Mayor Don Iveson deeming their new bylaw “a step forward” that will enable innovation and competition within the transportatio...

  • Ugly subtext of Uber battle does not reflect well on Torontonians

    taxinews.com 31 Dec '15, 8pm

    Ugly subtext of Uber battle does not reflect well on Torontonians by Rita Smith These weeks have been so busy, I have not found much time to write down what I am thinking in all of this Taxi/Uber debacle. The element that stands out most clearly, and most poignantly to me is the respe...

  • Politicians and ‘faceless bureaucrats’ destroying Toronto’s taxi industry

    taxinews.com 11 Dec '15, 12pm

    Politicians and ‘faceless bureaucrats’ destroying Toronto’s taxi industry by Mike Beggs That it’s the worst time ever in the Toronto taxi business is pretty much a consensus, among its members. That’s in no small part thanks to Uber, which has invaded the Toronto market and scooped up...

  • Don’t count on the powers that be to get us out of this mess

    taxinews.com 01 Dec '15, 3am

    Don’t count on the powers that be to get us out of this mess There is just one profound revelation that I retain from four cabdriver refresher courses. I do not have the exact words, but it was in the module of “cab drivers and the law”. To paraphrase, the teacher suggested that the c...

  • This is better picture of ad running in #TOpoli #taxination which praises work of @cllrpalacio

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    taxinews.com 01 Feb '14, 1am

    Taxi industry has its day at city hall by John Q. Duffy With more than 700 people attending and about 580 signed-in potential speakers wanting to make their views known, it might well have been the biggest turnout of people wanting to speak to an issue in the history of this city. The...

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