Uber is pulling out of Québec due to regulatory issues

Uber is planning to cease operations in Québec next month due to some newly proposed regulations by the Ministry of Transportation. Uber’s last day of operations in Quebec will be October 14.

In the last year, Uber was operating in Québec in pilot program, which Uber said was a “huge success.” But earlier this month, Québec’s local government announced some new policies for Uber and its drivers, such as requiring Uber drivers to go through a 35-hour training session, which is something local taxi drivers have to complete. The government also wanted Uber drivers to undergo mandatory car inspections every year, as well as background checks conducted by law enforcement officials.

“Given the success of the pilot project, we were disappointed that the government now wants to…

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