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City of Ottawa to begin presenting its case Jan. 23

Legal counsel for the City of Ottawa requested several permissions from Superior Court Justice Marc Smith at the opening of proceedings this morning, including the plan to have the City of Ottawa begin making its statement on Monday morning, January 23rd.

Justice Marc Smith Photo: Forget Smith

To date, all testimony provided during the trial has been by members of the Taxi industry, including seven full days by Metro Taxi president Marc Andre Way. Way’s testimony provided a comprehensive description of the Taxi industry in Ottawa; how it evolved over the decades; promises and commitments made by Ottawa to workers and investors in the industry; and how the industry was devastated when Ottawa permitted Uber to enter the market while disregarding regulations and safety requirements developed over 50 years.

Today’s proceedings continue with members of industry who immigrated to Canada and invested time and money in Ottawa’s Taxi service.