Ejaz Butts, Canadian Secretary of the International Association of App-based Transportation Workers. Photo: IAATW

IAATW launches petition to stop unfair deactivation from Apps around the world

The International Association of App-based Transportation Workers has launched a petition in 10 languages calling for: The petition reads: “We, the undersigned, are drivers from across the world working in the app-based passenger transport sector for companies such as Uber,

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In a new snapshot, entitled Fueling Unfairness: Carbon Pricing and Small Businesses, CFIB is calling on the federal government to reconsider the federal carbon pricing backstop. Image: CFIB

Less than 1 per cent of $22B in federal carbon tax revenues have been returned to small businesses; cost goes up again April 1

Toronto, March 22, 2023 – Despite collecting billions in carbon tax revenues, the federal government has returned less than 1% of the promised proceeds to small businesses, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). On top of that, the government is proceeding with a carbon tax hike of 23% to $65 per tonne on April 1.

In a new snapshot, entitled Fueling Unfairness: Carbon Pricing and Small Businesses, CFIB is calling on the federal government to reconsider the federal carbon pricing backstop.

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Chinese interference in 2019 and 2021 elections: Democracy Watch calls on Commissioner of Canada Elections to investigate

“Enough evidence of China-government sponsored election interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections has been reported to make it clear that the Commissioner needs to do a full investigation and issue a public report of what the investigation reveals concerning violations of Canada’s election law,” said Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch. “A public inquiry would delay the enactment of clearly needed changes, and will only be needed if the Commissioner, the House Committee and the national security committee of parliamentarians fail to investigate China’s election interference fully, fail to reveal key information about what happened, or fail to issue public, comprehensive reports recommending all the key changes needed to stop future interference.”

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Fired by the algorithm: new report says rideshare drivers face unchecked discrimination

Uber Canada’s head office in Toronto Photo: Taxi News Unchecked discrimination and secret algorithms fuel deactivation crisis among rideshare drivers, first-time survey finds The press release below was distributed by the Asian Americans Law Caucus on February 28, 2023: SAN

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Public Order Emergency Commission Report to be released today

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) will release its Report after it is tabled in Parliament, on February 17, 2023.

Members of the media are invited to attend a lock-up at 395 Wellington in Ottawa, where they will have access to an embargoed copy of the Commission’s report. The embargo will be lifted after the report is tabled in Parliament.

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Group #2 in Top Ten Groups that made the Truckers’ Convoy necessary: highly-paid, life-long bureaucrats, discussion on Lead Pedal Radio Jan. 18

On January 11th, Rita Smith of Road Warrior News and Bruce Outridge of Lead Pedal Media got to cover just the first group that failed to do the job for which they are paid, resulting in the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy.

Rita and Bruce will pick up the conversation on Wednesday, January 18th on the Lead Pedal Radio Show at 10am EST. You can access the live program by clicking this link to Lead Pedal Radio.

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Beck Taxi sues City of Toronto over lack of training, public safety

In a last-ditch effort to hold the City of Toronto accountable for the safety of all road users, Beck Taxi is taking the municipal government to court.

The application maintains that the City has failed in its mandate to create and implement regulations that protect public safety by allowing thousands of untrained commercial drivers to fill our streets. Prior to 2016, taxicab drivers were required to receive extensive training as a condition to drive. The training covered safe driving, the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), geography, driver safety, and customer service.

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