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Proposed Class Action Against Uber Can Proceed, Appeal Court Rules

Proposed Class Action Against Uber Can Proceed, Appeal Court Rules

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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The Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore on March 20, 2018. A proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company Uber filed by one of its drivers will go ahead after Ontario’s top court reversed a lower court decision that would have sent the matter to arbitration overseas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Patrick Semansky)

TORONTO – A proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company Uber filed by one of its drivers will go ahead after Ontario’s top court reversed a lower court decision that would have sent the matter to arbitration overseas.

In a ruling released Wednesday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario says a clause in Uber’s services agreement that requires all disputes to go through arbitration in the Netherlands amounts to illegally outsourcing an employment standard and therefore cannot stand.

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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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