Economy

Quebec: Uber wishes to negotiate with transport minister Fortin on new regulations

Quebec: Uber wishes to negotiate with transport minister Fortin on new regulations”

Relaxing the new rules to some extend, Fortin said the new drivers appointed on or after Sunday must get their background checked within eight weeks while the old drivers will get two years time.

The company continued to say, "We have received confirmation that the new training requirements which would have prevented our operating will not be initiated for several months and meanwhile we remain determined to collaborate with the government". Quebec said the goal is to level the playing field and make Uber drivers and taxi drivers work under the same basic conditions.

Those rules came out in September, nearly a year after the provincial government agreed to let Uber operate in Quebec on a trial basis.

The ride-hailing company has threatened to leave the province on October 14 if the government doesn't ease up on regulations it's imposing as a prerequisite for renewing its pilot project.

Along with the training, the background of the drivers will have to checked by a police force, which was earlier done by private companies.

Some of the contested regulations include submitting drivers to criminal background checks performed by police, rather than a private company, and increasing the hours of mandatory training from 20 hours to 35 hours - the same number of hours required for taxi drivers.

For the past year, Uber has been operating legally under a pilot-project, the terms of which were under review when the company announced it would pull out of the province.

Uber drivers have expressed hope that the appointment of Fortin, 35, could yield an improved relationship between the company and the Couillard government.

Succeeding Laurent Lessard, Fortin became the new transport minister on Wednesday.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


13 October 2017
Arsenal were closer to signing Lemar than Liverpool - Monaco
Vasilyev admitted there had been "strong" interest from both Premier League clubs in Manchester and sides in other leagues. Vadim Vasilyev further added "I think it would be fair to say Thomas will have a fair chance to an exit next year.

13 October 2017
Salman Khan turns down villain's part In Race 3
Talking about the professional front of Salman Khan, he is next going to be seen in the film Tiger Zinda Hai. Khan has apparently always refused to play negatively-shaded roles despite being offered a number of films.

13 October 2017
Celsion Corp (CLSN) A Look at Technical Overview
The highest price CLSN stock touched in the last 12 month was $6.06 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $0.19. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period.

13 October 2017
Germany renews border checks with Greece and Austria
In 2016, Germany was hit by several terrorist attacks, including one a Christmas market that left 12 people dead. France will continue to exercise tighter border controls with its Schengen neighbours until April 30, 2018.

13 October 2017
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Shares Sold by Bank of Nova Scotia
Old Point Trust & Financial Services N A bought 78,300 shares as the company's stock declined 10.34% while stock markets rallied. Sii Investments Inc increased First Tr Exchange Traded Fd stake by 98,928 shares to 118,965 valued at $6.20 million in 2017Q2.

13 October 2017
Crytek's 'Hunt: Showdown' Is Coming To Steam Early Access
Depending on players' thoughts on current and future changes to gameplay, development shorter or longer than the 12-month plan. While there is no confirmed date for its release, more information can be found on the Hunt Steam page .

13 October 2017
Brokers Set Expectations for Lam Research Corporation's Q1 2018 Earnings (LRCX)
The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, May 27. ( NASDAQ:ADSK ), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by QUALCOMM, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.43% negative EPS growth.

13 October 2017
Quarterly Financial Update for Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)
According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 2.62 percent, SMA50 is 4.97 percent, while SMA200 is 3.91 percent. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 56,983 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,248,031.

13 October 2017
Shakespeare confirms Adrien Silva training with Leicester
I am still getting to know him, I do not know him 100% yet. "He's had to miss out not only on club football but worldwide football and we've tried to keep his spirits up".

13 October 2017
Stocks Analysis - KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UAL)
UAL's 9-day MACD now sits below the 20-day MACD, indicating that UAL's upside momentum has decreased during the last three weeks. The average investment rating for UAL on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.63 or a Hold.