Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Mayor Apologizes for Rant against Uber during Ride in Boston

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Mayor Apologizes for Rant against Uber during Ride in Boston

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Nenshi apologizes for Uber rant in Boston

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CALGARY - Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has again apologized for comments he made about the ride-hailing service Uber while hitching a lift with a competitor in Boston.

Nenshi says he's thought a lot about what he said, concluding he's "made a mistake and learned an important lesson."

Nenshi has said he was unaware his comments were being livestreamed when he suggested that Calgary city officials had sent registered sex offenders and people with convictions for violent crimes to see if they could get through Uber's background checks.

On Monday, Nenshi said in his statement that those comments were "inaccurate," adding that whether he thinks a conversation is private or not, he shouldn't have said what he did. …

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