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Uber Eats Launches in Winnipeg, 29 Other Canadian Locations

Uber Eats Launches in Winnipeg, 29 Other Canadian Locations

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Uber Eats is officially up and running in 30 Canadian locations today, including Winnipeg.

Foodies can now tap their smartphones and get food delivered from a number of local restaurants and national brands.

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MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

MPI Rates Approved for Ride-Sharing Services Uber and Lyft

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The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco are shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

WINNIPEG — As ride-sharing prepares to become legal in the province, Manitoba Public Insurance has had its rates approved for new vehicle for hire insurance policies.

The Crown corporation says its rate application to allow private passenger vehicle and light truck owners to drive for Uber or Lyft has been green lit by the Public Utilities Board.

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Uber on the Way: Manitoba Passes Ride-Sharing Legislation

Uber on the Way: Manitoba Passes Ride-Sharing Legislation

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The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers at the Montreal courthouse, on February 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — An all-night session at the Manitoba legislature early Friday morning passed legislation to allow ride-sharing in the province.

Politicians were hard at work until 4 a.m. to wrap up the current sitting session and pass Bill 30, which dissolves the Manitoba Taxiboard.

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New Poll Finds Strong Support for Uber in Winnipeg

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Uber in Winnipeg

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An Uber driver sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Chiu)
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Winnipeggers have shown a strong show of support for Uber. Click to enlarge.

A new Nanos Research poll finds a strong level of support for Uber to come to Winnipeg.

The ride-sharing service is currently the subject of contentious discussions between the taxi industry and the city and province.

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Green Light for Taxi Changes?

Green Light for Taxi Changes?

Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers at the Montreal courthouse, on February 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — By the end of this year, the road may be paved for ride-sharing services, such as Uber, to operate legally within the province. On March 20, the provincial government introduced Bill 30, which will deregulate the industry and open the door for new players. In essence, the bill will dissolve the Manitoba Taxicab Board and move responsibility for regulation of vehicles for hire to municipal governments.

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