Toronto taxi drivers are threatening to gridlock the city during the upcoming Pan Am Games to force officials to put the brakes on the controversial ride-share company Uber, which is facing growing opposition in Canada, Europe and Asia.
Sajid Mughal, spokesman for the iTaxiworkers Association, says Uber drivers have taken between 40 and 50 per cent of cab business in Toronto as city and police turn a blind eye to bylaws that would curtail the company.
“UberX is taking most of the cab business and the cab drivers are suffering,” Mughal tells Yahoo Canada News. “The city is not doing its job.”
He says cab drivers have not made a final decision on when they will block streets in protest – or even if they will – but they will meet in the next few days to decide. The Pan Am Games begin July 10.
“Drivers are so frustrated by now that they are thinking of taking action against Uber,” Mughal says. “If the city is not taking any action, we have to raise our voice. We don’t want anything toRead More »from Uber facing a rough ride in Canada and abroad