The provincial government has announced that ride-sharing services like Uber will be active by December.
But BC’s NDP leader sees today’s announcement as nothing more than a political move that will create chaos.
“Create a problem, throw some gas on the problem, and step away.”
John Horgan says if the Premier cared about improving services she would have done it long before the election and not in a way that creates conflict.
He says this move makes the playing field uneven.
“When we do away with municipal boundaries, when the value of licenses goes to virtually zero, and new entrants won’t have to do the same things that previous entrants had to do to get into the market place….”
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Horgan says the issue is needing more vehicles but he doesn’t clarify how he would do it other than saying there would be more consultation.