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Karygiannis concerned about Uber recruitment of new Canadians as Uberx drivers

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to community organizations, which assist in the settlement of new Canadians, warning them that Transportation Network Company in Canada (also known as Uber) are possibly recruiting new immigrants as drivers.

Copy of Uber letter to settlement services

Copy of Uber driver solicitation

“New immigrants are eager to find employment so they can look after their families.” said Mr. Karygiannis.  “They want to become active members of Canadian society.  Uber is taking advantage of them.”

November 13, 2015 – Karygiannis questions process involved in federal government announcement to stop expansion of Toronto Island Airport

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November 10, 2015 – Karygiannis calls on Police Services Board regarding the enforcement of unlicensed taxicabs including Uber

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, requesting that he place a deputation item on the agenda for the next meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board, regarding the enforcement of unlicensed taxicabs, including Uber. (Andy Pringle-Letter)

November 4, 2015 – City of Toronto working on a Tree Planting Strategy

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