TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The iTaxiWorkers Association applauds today's Ontario Superior Court decision upholding taxi industry reforms passed by Toronto city council.
Today's decision from Superior Court Justice David G. Stinson means that attempts by the Toronto Taxi Alliance to quash the reforms passed in February 2014 have been defeated. The reforms will eliminate the two-tier system within the industry, allowing drivers with Ambassador plates to sell their plates and hire a second driver.
The reforms, including a new licence called the Toronto Taxicab Licence (TTL), will usher in a new era in the city's taxi industry. The TTL makes a strong case that the industry is moving towards an owner-operated model.
"While we understand the concerns raised by Justice Stinson regarding the mandatory deadline to convert all licences to the Toronto Taxicab Licence by 2024, today's decision is a welcome victory for drivers who are at the frontline of the industry," said Sajid Mughal, iTaxiWorkers Association President.
The iTaxiWorkers Association is willing to work with Toronto city council to further discuss the 2024 deadline, Mughal said.
SOURCE iTaxiworkers Association
For further information: Sajid Mughal, iTaxiWorkers President, 647-836-2930, [email protected]; Amarjeet Kaur Chhabra, iTaxiWorkers Executive Director, 416-856-9587, [email protected]; Peter Rosenthal, Legal Counsel, [email protected]