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November 26, 2015 – Karygiannis pleased the Calgary/Uber Injunction Motion was passed at Committee

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, is pleased that the Licensing and Standards Committee passed his Motion to examine the temporary injunction granted to the City of Calgary with respect to Uber operations.

“If the City of Calgary can obtain a temporary injunction against Uber operations, why can’t the City of Toronto?” said Mr. Karygiannis.  “I think we have a fiduciary duty to examine the Calgary decision; compare the by-laws of the two cities and provinces; and, examine the arguments put forward.”

Mr. Karygiannis presented the following Motion to the Licensing and Standards Committee this morning:

That the City Solicitor, in consultation with appropriate staff, report to the Licensing and Standards Committee, on January 22, 2016, on the outcome of the recent Calgary court injunction and the implications, if any, for the City of Toronto’s enforcement activities with respect to unlicensed ground transportation providers.

“Calgary has been able to protect its citizens; I want to ensure that the City of Toronto examines every avenue to protect our citizens.” Mr. Karygiannis commented.  “I am concerned that, if there were to be an accident and someone was seriously injured, the City of Toronto could be found liable due to negligence of duty.  We must take every opportunity to ensure the City of Toronto is not put in a position to be found negligent.”