Statement from Toronto Taxi Alliance on December 9th protest

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Toronto Taxi Alliance (TTA) is not an organizer of the planned December 9th demonstration by taxi industry members.

While the TTA supports the aim of the demonstration, which is to encourage the City of Toronto to enforce the law with Uber's illegal operations, it does not support any tactic which will disrupt traffic or transportation for Toronto drivers and residents.

Uber is an unlicensed taxi broker, and through UberX runs an operation of bandit cabs which are unlicensed, uninsured and evading taxes. The TTA has asked the City to file an injunction to force Uber to cease its illegal operations as Calgary has done.

However Mayor John Tory has declared such an injunction is "not on the table" because "Calgary and Toronto are different places." This is true: Calgary enforces its laws while Toronto doesn't.

The furthest Mayor Tory has gone was to politely request Uber suspend its operations; Uber said "no," and has blatantly ignored the request.

UberX now has 20,000 uninsured cars on Toronto streets.

SOURCE Toronto Taxi Alliance

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