City lays more Uber-related charges, monitors Toronto legal action

The city of Ottawa has laid 14 unlicensed taxi driver and taxi cab-related charges against individual drivers since Uber arrived in the capital at the beginning of October, according to city solicitor Rick O’Connor.

In an open letter to city councillors, Mr. O’Connor also said his department will watch closely as the City of Toronto begins legal proceedings against Uber.

Mr. O’Connor writes Toronto has laid 36 similar charges that remain before the court and “do not appear to have deterred the continuation of the alleged contraventions.”

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Toronto announced Tuesday it is going to Superior Court to seek temporary and permanent injunctions against Uber to prevent it from breaking existing taxi rules and regulations.

“It is anticipated that the City of Toronto’s experience before the Courts may also inform the City’s approach with respect to this company,” Mr. O’Connor wrote.

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