• January 22, 2014 5:56 PM
  • - General

Media Advisory - Over 500 Cabbies to Address City Committee on New Drivers-Only Licence

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Over 500 taxi drivers are registered to speak Thursday at the City of Toronto's Municipal Licensing and Standards Committee on a new taxi licensing framework that would overhaul the industry by transferring taxi ownership to drivers.

Representatives of the taxi drivers also will be available to speak to media at City Hall, from 8:30 a.m. until noon

WHAT: 

Hundreds of taxi drivers registered to speak on proposed overhaul of Toronto's taxi industry.



WHEN: 

Thursday, January 23, 2014


8:30 - 9:30 a.m., hundreds of drivers arrive at City Hall


9:30 a.m. - Municipal Licensing and Standards Committee begins meeting in Council Chambers



WHERE:  

Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.



WHO:   

Taxi drivers and official representatives, including:


Sajid Mughal, President, iTaxiworkers Association


Jahangir Sartaj, organizer in the drivers' community


Ali Tabrez Chaudhrey, organizer in the drivers' community

SOURCE iTAXIWORKERS Association

For further information: or interviews, contact: Katrina Miller, 647-272-5024, katrina@publicinterest.ca