Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Monday, May 30, 2016

Uber Behaving Like Hardened Criminal, Quebec Taxi Cartel Boss Says

QUEBEC — The head of a taxi lobby in Quebec says ride-hailing company Uber has the attitude of a hardened criminal.

Guy Chevrette made the comment today in Quebec City ahead of the start of legislative hearings into a new bill seeking to regulate the U.S.-based company.

The former Parti Quebecois transport minister told reporters he thinks Uber will try and stall for time in order to impede the passing of the legislation.

Bill 100 would force Uber drivers to conform to the same laws as taxi drivers regarding regulations such as permits and taxes.

Chevrette says Uber steals money from the state because its drivers don't pay for permits and don't have to shell out for other fees and taxes.

He said if the government decides to end the taxi-permit requirement it has to compensate all the drivers who have already paid into the system.

Original Article
Author: CP

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