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.]

Friday, May 06, 2016

Uber To Be Legal In Toronto After City Council Vote

TORONTO — Uber is voicing its thanks after Toronto city council gave the ride-hailing service the green light to operate legally in the city.

In a message to those who use its app, Uber said Toronto Mayor John Tory and city council have voted to "embrace ride sharing."

After hours of debate on Tuesday, city councillors voted 27-15 in favour of new rules for taxis and UberX, which allows regular drivers to pick up passengers without a taxi license.

The rules require UberX and taxi drivers to get $2 million in liability insurance.

The base fare for Uber will increase by 75 cents to $3.25 and all vehicles must be inspected twice a year.

Meanwhile, taxis will be able to use surge-pricing — similar to the way Uber adds extra fees to its rides at certain times — but only for fares booked through an online app.

Relations between Toronto taxi drivers and Uber have been tense for months, sparking a number of protests in the city. (680News)

Original Article
Author: CP

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