UBER ... IS NOT PART OF THE PROB­LEM, IT’S PART OF THE SO­LU­TION

National Post (National Edition) - - CANADA -

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

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