The rift between ridehailing companies and municipal governments has grown since Uber is taking the City of Surrey to court. Surrey mayor Doug McCallum confirmed at a Monday press conference that city bylaw officers had been out over the weekend handing out warnings to Uber drivers active in his city without a municipal business licence. The provincial government has been clear from the beginning that municipalities to do not have the legal right to block ride-hailing companies from operating. But Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says the province has limited powers to enforce the rules requiring municipalities to allow companies to operate.
Harjinder Thind chats with Gurdip Sahota, the GM of Sunshine Cabs, Mike Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby, Michael van hammen, head of Western Canada Operations of Uber, and South Surrey MLA and member of the Select Standing Committees on Crown Corporations and Finance, Stephanie Cadieux.