Federal Minister of National Revenue Dianne Lebouthillier Last Month visited the office of Laval-Les Îles, MP Fayçal El-Khoury for a meeting to hear the concerns of his constituents and owners in the Taxi industry about the unfair competition of UBER.
Laval Representatives of the Regroupement des propriétaires de taxi de Montréal (RPTM) et du Comité de concertation et de développement de l’industrie du taxi (CPCDIT) expressed their concerns and the problems that taxi owners and drivers of Laval and Montreal face with the unfair competition of Uber.
They mentioned that this company is operating in illegality. They asked the Minister to support the Government of Quebec and the city of Montreal in their fight against a company that does not pay its taxes while grabbing more and more their income. – “All we want is that governments implement laws, asked the industry representatives in turn.
The minister stated that she understood very well the frustrations of industry. She recalled the limits imposed by the exclusive federal-provincial jurisdiction while stressing that her government has initiated legal proceedings against Uber. “Be assured that your message is heard and directed to the right people ” said the minister and MP for Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madelaine.
The problem particularly affects Mr. El-Khoury as hundreds of taxi drivers live with their families in the riding of Laval-Les Îles.