Peter Fassbender, the British Columbia Minister who is heading up the provinces efforts to find a way for Uber to be regulated alongside traditional taxis says that the final solution is close.
Whether that solution will appease both taxi unions and Uber remains to be seen, but it is unlikely unless Fassbender has done something that has not been achieved in Canada since Uber landed in 2014. The Community and Translink minister did suggest that the province has a unique way to regulate Uber by saying a “made in B.C.” solution is coming.
He said the plan would let Uber and the taxi industry co-exist, but after months of waiting he did not say specifically when the solution will be launched.
“We are going to see a made in BC solution but I am not going to give you a date because we are going to make sure we do it right and we do it pragmatically and that we ask all the questions that need to be asked before we make any difinitive steps.”
“What we are going to make sure of, and Minister Stone is going to do that through legislative or regulatory changes, is to make sure there is a level playing field for anyone who is providing public transportation in the future.”