Media Advisory - Toronto Taxi Drivers Optimistic About City's Proposed Reforms
26 Jun, 2013, 08:00 ET
TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The iTaxiworkers Association, representing hundreds of Toronto taxi drivers, is supporting the city's new report, Toronto's Taxicab Industry Review: Framework for Further Consultation.
"Overall, we think this is a positive step in the right direction for reforming Toronto's taxi industry," said iTaxiworkers Association President Sajid Mughal.
iTaxi representatives will make a deputation to the city's Licensing and Standards Committee on Thursday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. and will be available for media interviews.
"Taxi drivers are confident that the city's commitment to the principles of an owner-operator model of the new proposed Toronto Taxicab License will reduce exploitation and build equity for frontline taxi drivers," said Mughal.
"We also support increasing the overall accessibility to taxis in Toronto, including wheelchair accessibility. This is an important goal to ensure better access to taxicabs for people with disabilities," added Mughal.
|WHAT:||Licensing and Standards Committee Meeting|
|WHERE:||City Hall, Committee Room 1|
|WHEN:||Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:30 a.m.|
|WHO:||iTaxiworkers Association activists, frontline taxi drivers|
The iTaxiworkers will continue to advocate for Toronto's frontline taxi drivers throughout the city's consultation process.
"We feel confident that our concerns with some of the recommendations will be heard in the consultation sessions planned for July 2013," said Mughal.
SOURCE: iTAXIWORKERS Association
For further information:
Sajid Mughal, iTaxiworkers Association President, (647) 836-2930, [email protected]
May Lui, iTaxiworkers Association Executive Director, (647) 235-6567, [email protected]
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