John Tory in contempt of Democracy and Toronto Council: Toronto Taxi Alliance

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Mayor John Tory is disrespectful of the democratic process and in contempt of Toronto City Council, says the Toronto Taxi Alliance (TTA).

"Media report that this morning on his way into executive committee, Tory commented on Edmonton's vote to legalize Uber and said 'Toronto is on track to do the same thing,'" says Sam Moini, spokesperson for the TTA.

"This must come as a giant surprise to members of the Licensing and Standards Committee, which voted on January 22nd to direct staff to file an injunction against Uber.

"It must be an even larger surprise to the elected Councillors who expect to be voting on this issue next week. Apparently, their votes mean nothing, and John Tory plans to keep tossing up delay tactics and obstructions until he gets his way. It certainly explains the lack of enforcement on UberX vehicles.

"This is a real insult to our elected representatives and the millions of Toronto voters who sent them to Council to vote with their own minds. John Tory has just told them: your vote means nothing."

SOURCE Toronto Taxi Alliance

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