Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Uber Says It Fears Losing Drivers in Quebec Because of Regulations

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Uber Says It Fears Losing Drivers in Quebec Because of Regulations

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Uber fears losing Quebec drivers because of rules

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MONTREAL - Ride-hailing company Uber says it is scared it will lose drivers in Quebec because of what it calls restrictive and complex regulations in the province.

Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, Uber Quebec's general manager, says an obligation for drivers to obtain one particular type of permit is problematic, especially for drivers who want to work fewer hours a week.

"It's certain that the class 4C permit creates a serious barrier to getting into the business," he said.

Uber has been operating a pilot project in Quebec since Oct. 21.

Drivers who were with Uber before that date have until Dec. 9 to get the permit, while those who have signed up since are supposed to have it. …

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