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News Release - Uber to halt Quebec operations next month

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Queen’s University business expert John-Kurt Pliniussen is available to comment on Uber’s announcement that they will be halting operations in Quebec if the province stands by new rules that force Uber drivers to adhere to taxi legislation.

“Uber says they are leaving Quebec because the province supposedly has the highest and toughest standards for Uber drivers in Canada,” says Dr. Pliniussen, “but taxi companies all over the world have to deal with different regulations and licensing requirements if they want to do business. Had Uber met the standards and accepted Quebec’s strict requirements for Uber’s drivers, their compliance would send positive messages to other jurisdictions.”

Dr. Pliniussen is available today until 3:50 EST and tomorrow, Sep. 27 between 9:20 a.m. and noon EST.

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