Sep 26, 2017

Uber threatens to quit Quebec over 'severe' new regulations

Uber is threatening to leave the Canadian province of Quebec because of "Severe" new rules aimed at regulating the company like taxis. The new rules would require Uber drivers to get police background checks and 35 hours of training, up from 20. The regulations come a year after the provincial government agreed to let Uber operate on a trial basis. "We are going to have to cease our operations in Quebec on October 14," said Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, director general of Uber Quebec. When Uber first starting talking to Quebec's government about operating in the province, in May 2016, the province made it clear Uber would have no advantage over the taxi industry, which is strictly regulated.

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