25 CAROLYN BAUER
SPOKESPERSON, VANCOUVER TAXI ASSOCIATION; GENERAL MANAGER, YELLOW CAB PREVIOUSLY #38, 2016
Another year without Uber is another year of monopolistic profit for Vancouver’s taxi industry, which faces no competition in the ride-hailing industry. The B.C. government has delayed its plans to reform the industry yet again— this time until September 2019—though the goal is to increase the province’s cab fleet by 15 percent. That means about 300 new cabs roaming the streets of the taxi-starved Lower Mainland—in theory. The move is optional and based on industry imperatives, not consumer demand.