Aviva Canada to offer ride-sharing insurance in Ontario next month


  • Humbre

    Uber is also concidered illegal in the province of QC.

    • Dylan Neild

      This is highly debatable; it’s not considered “illegal” in Ontario (as has been now tested in the courts). The notion of UberX as “illegal” is simply the PR battlecry of the dying cab companies. I use UberX every time I’m in Montreal (probably once a month). If it’s illegal, the police certainly don’t seem to care.

    • Humbre

      I beg to differ; the QC transport minister Robert Poeti clearly
      stated following the New Year ’s Eve momentary tariff hikes that Uberx was “illegal” (as in against the current framework regarding paid people transportation). Here is a direct quote in french: “Ça démontre à quel point ils [Uberx] sont alignés pour fonctionner dans l’illégalité”.

      The fact that you were able to use the service in Montreal does not mean it is de facto legal. That’s a whole different debate.

  • Tech Guru

    Awesome, cabbies just lost their one and only piece of ammo.

  • And it has begun. Now taxi drivers will be blocking all the roads here in Toronto protesting.

    Great news for Uber

    • Andrew English

      Because there is a new insurance package coming out; actually its just corporate insurance repackaged under a new name. Doesn’t mean that UBER drivers will get it, there is nothing in the legal system that say they “MUST” have this new insurance to operate. Not yet anyways.

  • Elton Bello

    Whats up with these illegal claims by certain provinces? Anyone knows?

    • Elton Bello

      Anyone knows how uber fares compare to other taxi companies?

    • naviz

      It’s provincial jurisdiction. So it actually is or isn’t illegal at a provincial level. For example, in BC any ride service other than a taxi needs to charge something like a $75 minimum per trip.

  • Andrew English

    Ride sharing insurance is just the same corporate insurance that taxi companies have but repackaged under a new name.

  • h2oflyer

    Don’t get in a Uber vehicle unless they post their insurance coverage.