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The judge is exactly right — Uber ISN’T a taxi company. Taxis have insurance. They vet their drivers. The cars have cameras.
When you’re kidnapped in an Uber car, sorry — not their problem!

Global News

TORONTO – An Ontario judge has sided with the ride-hailing service Uber in its legal dispute with the City of Toronto.

The city sought a permanent injunction on the company’s operations, arguing Uber is a taxi company and must abide by the city’s regulations.

But Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the application, saying there is “no evidence” the company is operating as a taxi broker.

READ MORE: Toronto taxi drivers stage protest against Uber as court hearing begins

In his decision, he says questions surrounding the regulation of evolving communications technology should be resolved politically.

Uber has always argued it is a communications company that connects passengers and drivers, and thus isn’t subject to the city’s bylaws.

The company says it is pleased by the ruling and hopes it paves the way for regulations around the service.

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