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July 18, 2015 – Eidul Fitr

As Eidul Fitr approaches, marking the end of Ramadan, I would like to offer warm regards to all who are observing this religious holiday.

The right to worship and observe the tenets of one’s faith is a basic right and is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Toronto UberX drivers face 72 by-law charges

The City of Toronto has issued 72 tickets against UberX drivers.

Toronto Sun June 14, 2015 Don Peat and Nick Westoll

Licensing officials confirmed Tuesday that around half of those charges were laid after last week’s council decision that urged bylaw enforcement officers to crack down on UberX.

Uber’s UberX connects private drivers – rather than taxi or limo drivers – with paying passengers through the ride-sharing app.

Karygiannis tells Pan Am visitors to ‘beware’ of uberX

CP24.com July 14, 2015 Codi Wilson

One Toronto city councillor says Pan Am Games visitors should steer clear of using services like uberX during their stay in Toronto unless they want to risk a massive fine.

Coun. Jim Karygiannis claims that uberX passengers could face a penalty between $300 to $20,000 for using the ride-hailing service.

July 14, 2015 – Statement By Jim Karygiannis – Pan Am Visitors – UberX passengers of unlicensed taxis can now be possibly fined up to $20,000

“I want to take this time to welcome visitors to Toronto who are here to enjoy the Pan Am Games as well as all of the other cultural festivals & events occurring in our city.

I am a strong believer in improved passenger safety and consumer protection. My statement today serves to achieve both.

July 14, 2015 – PAN AM GAMES VISITORS BEWARE Toronto City Councillor warns passengers of unlicensed taxis can now be fined up to $20,000

Toronto City Councillor  Jim Karygiannis is warning Pan Am Games visitors to be wary of using anything but licensed taxi services while visiting Toronto.

“I want to warn pan am games visitors that they risk being charged and fined up to $20,000 if they use any unlicensed bandit taxis like UBER in Ontario” said Karygiannis in a statement.