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Judge rules Toronto can't shut down Uber

A Toronto Judge has ruled that the city of Toronto can't do anything to shut down Uber unless they change current bylaws. In a 30 page ruling handed down late Friday, Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy rejected arguments that Uber is required to have a taxi license in order to operate.

Much of the rationale for the ruling came down to Dunphy's interpretation of the word accept and his belief that Uber doesn't accept communication from passengers since passengers download the app ahead of time to arrange transportation.

As such, Dunphy contends that Uber doesn't fit the definition of a taxi company and therefore current taxi regulations don't apply to it.

Now that the ruling has been made it remains to be seen whether taxi drivers will make good on their threat to stage a Paris type revolt later this month.

Do you agree with the ruling? Let us know in the comments.


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