Anti-bandit cab Bill – 2nd reading moved up to April 16

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Ottawa South MPP John Fraser


On Thursday, April 16th, MPP John Fraser's private member's bill 53, "An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to increase the penalty for transporting a passenger for compensation without a licence, permit or authorization" will receive 2nd Reading Debate in the provincial legislature at Queen's Park. The bill's short title is "The Protecting Passenger Safety Act 2014."

Designed to help combat bandit taxi businesses such as Uber, the bill, if passed, could result in the following penalties for bandit cab drivers:

  • fines of up to $30,000;
  • suspension of driver's license;
  • impounding of vehicle;
  • lien placed upon the business operation of the owner of the vehicle.

The full text of the bill is here:

Bill 53 (1)