TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - The Airport Limousine Operators Association
(ALOA) welcomes a decision granting an interim injunction to suspend a City
by-law that would have barred them from picking up fares in Toronto effective
February 1, 2008.
"Since 1935 we have provided the traveling public high quality, reliable
and courteous ground transportation to and from Pearson International
Airport," said Louis Vittas of the ALOA. "Without this injunction, our
operators would have been put out of business, some 2,000 jobs would be lost
and customer choice and competition would suffer."
In her decision, Madam Justice Wailan Low of Ontario's Superior Court
said the City enacted the by-law with no consultation and found evidence of
bad faith and the existence of a collateral purpose in its enactment.
"Pearson Airport serves the entire GTA and a fair and consistent
licensing system that offers a range of ground transportation alternatives is
in the best interest of the traveling public; licensing decisions should not
be left to the City alone. We hope that Justice Low's decision will motivate
City and Provincial policy makers to cooperatively develop such a system,"
For further information:
For further information: Louis Vittas, ALOA, (416) 318-1116