Judge tosses taxi union's Uber lawsuit

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By Laura, Osman, CBC News Ottawa, May 30, 2028

An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the union representing licensed taxi drivers in Ottawa that claimed the city treated its members unfairly when it paved the way for Uber and similar companies to enter the local market.

Uber began operating in Ottawa in 2014. In September 2016, the city amended its taxi bylaw by creating a new category of licence, essentially legalizing the ride-hailing company's business model.