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Notice of Motion – Uber

Direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the operations of Uber and technologies like it, including benefits to the public and impact on the current taxicab industry –  Moved by:  Councillor Jim Karygiannis 

Recommendation:       

Councillor Jim Karygiannis, recommends that:

Councillor calls for Uber debate

Councillor calls for Uber debate

Toronto Sun July 7, 2015 Don Peat

Despite Mayor John Tory’s call for a review of the city’s taxi rules, Councillor Jim Karygiannis wants council to have a debate on Uber this week and to have the city lower taxi fares to compete with the ride-sharing app.

“Obviously tempers are flaring,” Karygiannis said Monday.

“We need to move quickly. I’ve sent a letter to (Speaker Frances Nunziata) advising her that I’d be putting a motion in council for (an) emergency (debate).”

July 5, 2015 – Venezuelan Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Venezuelan community on the occasion of Venezuelan Independence Day.

On July 5, 1811, seven of the ten provinces belonging to the Captaincy General of Venezuela adopted TheVenezuelan Declaration of Independence, thus breaking away from the Spanish Crown.  The territory became known as The American Confederacy of Venezuela and marked the birth of the first independent nation in South America.