Uber out of Quebec.

everythingsuber

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Strangely enough Uber seems to think that the regulators in Quebec are the problem?

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1C11PR

"During the pilot, Uber drivers were ticketed for not identifying their vehicles, driving cars that were too old, and accepting rides hailed off the street, while some were also found to have criminal records, said Mathieu Gaudreault, spokesman for Laurent Lessard, Quebec's minister for transportation."
 

Hugh G

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UBER....." Uber had paid the province around C$7 million ($5.68 million) in fees during the pilot which would fund efforts to modernize the province's taxi industry"

A cynic might suggest this C$7 million ($5.68 million) paid by UBER to the Quebec province:
  • was actually an additional processing fee collected directly by UBER from it customers.
  • added to UBER's Booking Fee to cover the cost requested by the province as a requirement of the pilot project that had let Uber operate since October last year.
 

EyesWIDEopen

Well-Known Member
Wow, didn't know that uber wasn't in Vancouver... Being Canada's 3rd largest city with 2.6 million ice hockey nuts...
 

rads

Member
Wow, didn't know that uber wasn't in Vancouver... Being Canada's 3rd largest city with 2.6 million ice hockey nuts...

They're hoping by the end of the year it'll be there. Use to work front door at a hotel there for quite some time and i would lose count of how many times a day guests would say things like this "whats the address here so i can get uber?", "I cant believe you guys dont have uber here!", "excuse me, my uber isnt working for some reason?". Some people got bloody annoyed when they find out uber wasnt operating there due to massive waits for taxis at times
 

weekendnightdriver

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Another article.

"""
Last week, the Quebec government announced legislation that would require Uber drivers to undergo 35 hours of mandatory training – an amount in line with taxi drivers in the province – rather than the 20 hours currently demanded of them.
"""
Excerpt from: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/26/uber-threatens-leave-quebec-drivers

It means Uber Quebec has already been providing 20 hours of training to new ants. :eek:
 

Akong

Active Member
Strangely enough Uber seems to think that the regulators in Quebec are the problem?

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1C11PR

"During the pilot, Uber drivers were ticketed for not identifying their vehicles, driving cars that were too old, and accepting rides hailed off the street, while some were also found to have criminal records, said Mathieu Gaudreault, spokesman for Laurent Lessard, Quebec's minister for transportation."
I can't wait for Uber to be given the boot in OZ
 
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