Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Introduces Bill to Bring in Ride-Hailing Services Such as Uber

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Introduces Bill to Bring in Ride-Hailing Services Such as Uber

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Ride-hailing services may be coming in Saskatchewan

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REGINA - Saskatchewan may soon see ride-hailing services such as Uber.

Minister for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Joe Hargrave, introduced proposed legislation Thursday to allow companies to provide a vehicle and driver for pre-arranged transportation through a digital platform or app.

Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave says the concerns raised when it comes to taxi companies paying more to operate can be explained on the number of hours they are open for business.

The proposed legislation will require the ride-hailing company to show it has a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance and every vehicle used must be insured.

Municipalities will be able to make bylaws that govern ride-hailing companies. …

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