UBER ... IS NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM, IT’S PART OF THE SOLUTION
Then there are the customers — 1.6 million unique users have availed themselves of the service in Canada over the past three months. They are about to see fares go up between five and 15 per cent, depending on which province they live in. (Uber currently operates in Montreal, much of Ontario, Edmonton and Calgary.)
But the biggest reason this tax is short-sighted is that Uber, warts and all, is not part of the problem, it’s part of the solution. For a government that was elected on a pledge to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, Uber should be encouraged to innovate.
Uber is being treated as a taxi business by the federal government, even though