Taxi drivers are on strike across Quebec today to protest a new law proposed by the provincial CAQ government. If passed, Bill 17 would, among other measures, eliminate the need for taxi permits and put in place a universal standard for training and background checks. Taxi drivers claim these provisions would give an unfair advtange to rideshare programs and spell the end of the taxi industry.\nIn response, drivers are refusing to pick up customers. Drivers have also organized to apparently slow traffic and create noise to draw public attention to their cause.\nALSO READ: Another Mouse Has Been Found Crawling In Toilet Of Concordia University Bathroom\nTLDR: Montreal taxi drivers have lined up to honk their horns and apparently slow traffic on Blvd. René-Lévesque in downtown Montreal. A video of the incident is below. Also below is a video showing two taxi drivers explaining today's protest in their own words.\nPhotos and videos captured by MTLBlog show one such demonstration in the heart of downtown Montreal. An eyewitness tells MTLBlog that at least one hundred taxi cars lined up to apparently slow traffic on Blvd. René-Lévesque. Honking horns have created a deafening cacophony along the busy thoroughfare.\nView this post on Instagram This video shows taxi drivers lining up to honk their horns and apparently slow traffic on Blvd. René-Lévesque in downtown Montreal. Taxi drivers across the province are on strike today to protest a proposed bill that would abolish taxi permits, among other measures. Drivers say this would give an advantage to rideshare programs. Video submitted to MTLBlog by @lvbs A post shared by MTLBlog (@mtlblog) on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:25am PDT\nWe also spoke with two taxi drivers who say the proposed provisions are "inhuman" and "shameful." "We can absolutely not accept the new law," one man stated.\nWatch them give their full remarks below:\n@mtlblog_newsembedded via\nReports say that the strike will end at 7pm tonight.\nIn the meantime, Montrealers may have a more difficult time moving about the city today. Those who planned to commute by taxi today may have to resort to the STM.\nA representative form Quebec's taxi union told MTLBlog that taxi drivers won't be responding to calls. We can confirm that four major Montreal taxi companies are not picking up phones.\nStay tuned for more news from this developing situation.