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Plaintiff and CTA president Marc Andre Way spoke to media on May 13, 2024 after the court decided Ottawa was "negligent' in failing to enforce its own laws against Uber. Photo: Taxi News
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Taxi industry class action victory a win for the rule of law

“Uber was a bandit taxi company.” The idea that Superior Court Justice Marc Smith made this very plain statement in his May 13 judgment is good news for Canada. The class action lawsuit, Metro Taxi v City of Ottawa, was

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David Foster of Calgary's Ambassador Limousine Service was presented with the "White Hat Award" as 2024 Driver of the Year by Tourism Calgary. Image: White Hat Awards

David Foster named Calgary’s “Driver of the Year”

80-year-old limo driver presented with White Hat Award “That was just about the longest walk ever, with a whole auditorium of people watching your every step!” laughs David Foster. “We were up on the first balcony, so when they finally

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Ontario Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria officially opened the new $30 million inspection station near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Photo: @PrabSarkaria
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Ontario to review Truck driver training

“Comprehensive review of commercial driver training” announced with Bill 197 Ontario “plans to lead a comprehensive review of commercial driver training,” it announced on May 16th as part of the The Safer Roads and Communities Act, Bill 197. If passed,

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CARM compared to ArriveCan

“A rushed system deployed to solve a non-existent problem“ In a May 22 news release, the  Government of Canada announced that it has amended the Order that brings into force the final legislative changes for the Canada Border Services Agency

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Conway Litigation is the law firm responsible for the Taxi industry victory in the Metro Taxi vs City of Ottawa lawsuit in the decision released May 13th. Image: Conway Litigation
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Conway’s Marion Sandilands on May 30 CTA Zoom webinar

Law firm behind May 13th court decision: “Uber was a bandit taxi company” Marion Sandilands of Conway Litigation will be the featured presenter on the May 30, 2024 CTA Zoom webinar. Sandilands was a key part of the legal team

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Plaintiff and CTA president Marc Andre Way spoke to media on May 13, 2024 after the court decided Ottawa was "negligent' in failing to enforce its own laws against Uber. Photo: Taxi News
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Ottawa-Uber court decision press conference clips

The law in Canada is to be obeyed by everyone, including “Big Tech” firms and municipalities which write laws, said plaintiff Marc Andre Way. He spoke at a May 13th press conference held following Justice Marc Smith’s decision that Ottawa

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Plaintiff Marc Andre Way talks to media in Ottawa after learning of his success in the long-running Metro Taxi vs Ottawa lawsuit, regarding that city's failure to enforce its own laws on Uber and other rideshare companies. Photo: Taxi News
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Ottawa negligent in Uber situation, court rules

May 13, 2024 — Today in Ottawa, Justice Marc Smith issued his decision in the case of Metro Taxi vs. City of Ottawa. Justice Smith found that the “The City’s response to Uber’s arrival was negligent, causing harm to the

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John Papadakis, former East York Councillor, para-legal and firebrand, died in 2021. He is missed by many, many people. Photo: Taxi News

When laws change: for better or worse

In 2017, the careless driving law in Ontario changed and became two distinct forms of careless driving charges: the first remained virtually the same as has existed for decades; the second become a new version to be applied when careless driving results in a death or injury.

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