Police flyer Grandparent Scam. Full flyer document to print and use is posted below. Image: OPP

Taxi companies asked to help stop new “Grandparent’s scam” financial fraud

Police and anti-fraud agencies have asked the Canadian Taxi Association (CTA) for help in stopping the latest “Grandparent Scam.” The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have launched a fraud prevention campaign to raise

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"You connect us, you move us...in some ways, you are the heartbeat of this city," Mayoralty candidate Olivia Chow told Taxi drivers at the Billy Bishop Airport corral on May 29th.

“I don’t have a car….I depend on you” Chow tells Taxi drivers

Toronto Mayoralty candidate Olivia Chow visited the Taxi corral at Billy Bishop Airport on Monday, May 29th. One of the audience members captured and contributed this clip to Taxi News. Voter information is available on Toronto’s website, here. “If you don’t

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Potholes and Cracked Pavement Keep Barton Street East in the Top Spot on the provincial CAA Worst Roads List. Photo: CAA

Barton Street East Hamilton voted CAA Worst Road 2023

The votes are in, and the CAA Worst Road for 2023 is Barton Street East in Hamilton. Barton Street’s persistent issues with potholes and severe alligator cracking in the pavement have led to its dubious distinction. The road first appeared on the top 10 list in 2019 and has steadily climbed its way to the top now for the second year in a row.

Taking the second and third place spots are roads that at one point have also crowned the top of the list, Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto and County Road 49 in Prince Edward County.

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Uber Canada's office in Toronto.

Uber to pick up unaccompanied teens

At its May 17th “Go-Get Family Style” launch event, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stressed the company’s safety features which include dialling 911 in case of emergency (although, Uber’s Terms explain “In the event that you need to place a 911 emergency call on behalf of your teen, the dispatcher you’re connected with will see your location, not your teen’s.” How would that help?)

As a parent and a consumer, the sheer number of sexual assaults by Uber drivers in Canada and around the globe set alarm bells ringing.

As the publisher of Taxi News, I cringe recalling comments from an Uber driver who laughed that he didn’t drive for the money: “It’s to meet chicks, man, the chicks you meet at closing time!”

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This slide was part of the March 28, 2023 webinar with the City of Toronto and Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive. Image: Toronto.ca

Net Zero report for VFH to Committee July 6th

Updated May 25th with estimated date of Net Zero VFH staff report ***** The staff report outlining Toronto’s vehicle-for-hire industry transition to net-zero emissions by 2030 is now expected at the July 6th meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee

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