The Taxi Industry Is About To Put The Screws On The City Of Montreal

As soon as Uber leaves, cab fares will be getting more expensive.
The Taxi Industry Is About To Put The Screws On The City Of Montreal

With only a few hours left before the Uber-Quebec deal ends, people are starting to get nervous. 

When the threat to leave Quebec was first made, no one wanted to believe it. But now that's we're so close to the deadline and Quebec still isn't backing down, it's starting to look like Uber will in fact be leaving Quebec after all. 

READ ALSO: Quebec Isn't Backing Down On Making Uber Leave The Province

Once that happens, taxis will once gain be pretty much your only option. And how is Montreal's taxi industry planning on celebrating their victory? By screwing you over of course. 

The taxi industry in Montreal will be increasing their rates by nearly 6%!

Not only that but there are plans in the works to increase taxi rates at night time as well. 

No matter what the reason is for the increase, even the taxi industry has to admit the timing of this increase seems suspiciously convenient.

Source

We Asked Montreal Restaurants How They Feel About Uber Eats & How We Can Best Support Them

Are some apps better than others? How can we use our food cravings for good?

It's easy to get caught up in an Uber Eats ordering cycle. All of your info is already inputted — including special delivery instructions — you can track your food's journey, and a little message even pops up to "Thank you for supporting restaurants."

While there's no question that ordering through a third-party delivery app like Uber Eats or SkipTheDishes is one way to support your favourite neighbourhood food joints, many Montreal restaurants say it's also not the best way. 

Keep Reading Show less

With snow upon us and even less incentive to go out into the world, Uber Eats is supplying some winter cheer. On Thursday, November 26, you can get a six-pack of Tim Hortons donuts for just $0.60 exclusively through Uber Eats.

The two companies are calling the special a throwback to 1964 when the first Tim Hortons opened with donuts for just $0.10 each.

"Since 2020 hasn’t exactly been a year to celebrate, Uber Eats is throwing it back to better and cheaper days," the company said in a statement shared with MTL Blog.

Keep Reading Show less

Where there was a small glimmer of hope, now there’s definite darkness: the Quebec government said it will not be backing down on its stance against Uber. 

Newly appointed Transport Minister André Fortin said, via a news release issued today, that he will still be enforcing 35 hours of trainings and police-approved criminal background checks on all Uber drivers, reports CBC

Keep Reading Show less

Thanks to the appointment of a new minister in the Quebec government, Uber may not be leaving the province, after all. 

That is, at least, what the ride-hailing service hopes will come out of André Fortin acting as Quebec’s transport minister. 

Keep Reading Show less