Mississauga gives Uber one week to shut down operations in the city

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  • Lexcyn

    Welcome to the stone ages Mississauga. What a joke.

    • El Capitan Morgan

      Of course, their mentality is just as old as their former mayor.

  • Art Broomes

    I live in Mississauga ,and would never take a Cab. The Cabs are filthy and the drivers are rude. When my vehicle is in for service, Uber or Mi-Way.

    • vonbraun

      I agree with you on all counts. The worst part about Miss cabbies, aside from the exhorbitant prices (40 – 50$) for a 20 minute ride, is when I am flying to the airport they get so nosy. Also, I don’t care what their son/daughter/whatever is studying, or that they ask what I do at such and such building. You are also bang on about the smell. They are filthy cabs.

      The only city in Ontario that I see cabs as reasonably priced and run very well is in Hamilton, that’s probably because the mob controls most of the plates.

    • vn33

      I once took a cab from the airport to Etobicoke (a 10 minute ride), cost me $40 because of “zones”

    • Jesus McDongswoggle

      Haha so true! Not only was i asked if i could get the driver’s daughter a job at my company (i was cabbing it to the airport for work,) he gave me a couple business cards for his own car for hire service and said he could get me a deal…

  • jmevee

    How are they thinking they are going to actually enforce this ban?

    • Philosoraptor

      Futilely, I assume.

    • Jason

      if they wanted too they could just download the app and get an official to hire an Uber then when the driver shows up, BAM

    • Gloomfrost

      That doesn’t affect Uber as much as the driver trying to turn a buck

    • Mo Dabbas

      In Montreal I heard police can confiscate any car working as uber until a court order releases it. That’s on top of a fine of course. So I guess they can follow similar approach.

  • David

    For a progressive city that acted on many new generation trends, this is really sad. Stuck in 1985 for what is one of Toronto’s suburban tech hubs. Whoever paid-off city council must be really influential.

    • Gloomfrost

      Nailed it. And yes, they are.

  • Brad Fortin

    “As of last week, Uber and other ride sharing companies were forced to leave the city of Mississauga unless they followed the same rules as the city’s taxicab industry.”

    Oh no, you mean everyone looking to do the same job has to follow the same rules? Unbelievable!

    • Mo Dabbas

      I know right. It should be like the wild west where everybody does whatever he/she want with no rules or regulations.

  • Jesus McDongswoggle

    the counsellors don’t like ridesharing because they get greased from the cab industry and dont want to jeopardize their extra pay…

    • Mo Dabbas

      Well, maybe the 63 billion company should have greased the counselors as well. I’m pretty sure they can provide more grease than the cab industry.

  • Aaron Hoyland

    I’m frustrated that most comments about bans on Uber assume it’s related to old, out-of-touch municipal politicians rejecting what they don’t understand. I’m a young, technologically-inclined guy who’s used Uber many times, and I get it. The service is fantastic; the company, on the other hand, is vile.

    They ride into town and flout/violate existing laws, hoping that their massive popularity will force cities to accept them. That’s not how legitimate companies do business. Their background check policy is minimal-to-nonexistent and they try their hardest to ignore the insurance issues.

    Naheed Nenshi said it best: these guys are dicks.

    • George

      They could choose to regulate it, but they chose to ban it. Which is usually what old people do because they are afraid of change.

      Uber is not something new. The fact that the politicians and cab companies fail to adopt shows their archaic mentality.

      Even though you say you’re young, but you don’t seem to understand the world is actually evolving, with or without you.

    • Mo Dabbas

      well, the article mentioned the following:

      “As of last week, Uber and other ride sharing companies were forced to leave the city of Mississauga unless they followed the same rules as the city’s taxicab industry”

      If uber is not following what the city regulations suggests of course they will be penalized.

    • George

      Uber and other ride sharing companies are forced to follow the same rules as the city’s taxicab industry. That’s not evolving with the times, that’s not regulating something that’s different.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I don’t know how you see Uber to be different from any taxi business. You know making an app doesn’t make a business different. Some taxi companies have apps as well you know.

    • George

      That’s only taken into account that the taxi business model is a good one. It obviously isn’t and needs to be revamped, this would have been a good time to do it. go google “Globe and mail toronto taxi plates” and you’ll see that this is NOT how something should be regulated. (the link was blocked by i****s when I tried to link to it).

    • Grumpy

      They are not banned city has asked them to follow the laws of the lands like get background checks on their drivers,get cars inspected to make sure these cars are roadworthy to transport people safely…… IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK??

  • Jason

    business 101: if you can’t change with the times you go out of business. Its only a matter of time before taxis are gone, whether from self driving cars or some new industry.

  • Alain Lafond

    Uber doesn’t respect laws that won’t fit their agenda…

  • Alain Lafond

    Wow!!!! Lotsa Uber monkeys on duty!!!

  • Bob Loblaw

    And what happens when you’re involved in an accident, injured, or worse and can not work for some time/forever while riding with Uber? What becomes of your family? OR

    What do you do when your Daughter is assalted while riding with Uber? OR

    Why is there No Phone # to call Uber in an Emergency? OR

    Your cousin is riding with Uber while carrying in her arms, because she’s only going around the corner, your nephew and is involved in an accident?

    Ever tried holding on to a watermellon while on a ride at Canada’s Wonderland?