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Karygiannis moves Motion to take Uber to Court

Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, moved a Motion asking City of Toronto solicitors to commence legal proceedings against Uber, based on the September 2015, City Council amendment to Chapter 545 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code (the Code) which changed the definition of “taxicab brokerage” to include the operations of the Uber.

January 19, 2016 – Councillor wants City Solicitor to enforce By-law Amendment against Uber

TORONTO – In response to a letter to City of Toronto solicitors, Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, is proposing a Motion asking City of Toronto solicitors to commence legal proceedings against Uber based on the September 2015, City Council amendment to Chapter 545 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code (the Code) to change the definition of “taxicab brokerage” in order to include the operations of the Uber.

January 14, 2015 – Karygiannis asks Ontario Minister to clarify Karygiannis asks Ontario Minister to clarify

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa; the Minister of Transportation, Steven del Duca; and, officials at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, requesting answers to a number of questions with respect to Aviva Canada’s proposed new insurance coverage for UberX drivers.

January 12, 2016 – Release of Colin Rutherford

I was very pleased to learn that Colin Rutherford has been released by his Afghani captors.

Colin was travelling in Afghanistan five years ago when he was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In June, 2011, Colin’s mother, came to me indicating that her son had been travelling in Afghanistan and had gone missing. I called on the Government of the day to work toward freeing Colin. I also met with officials from Foreign Affairs who advised me that they were working, in a number of areas, in order to free Colin.

Karygiannis says Aviva Canada’s plan to insure ride-sharing drivers raises questions

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, says the announcement by Aviva Canada, to insure ride-sharing drivers, isn’t as ‘cut and dry’ as it seems.

“As of next month, Aviva Canada will offer insurance coverage to certain ride-sharing drivers.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “While the company is addressing the matter of insurance, the initiative is short on details and raises important questions.”