Winnipeg’s new taxi safety bylaw aims to keep passengers safe – Winnipeg Sun

Indigenous leaders and advocates in Manitoba are reacting after a new bylaw was passed in Winnipeg that looks to keep passengers safe when they travel by taxi or other vehicle-for-hire services.

“The issue of violence and discrimination at the hands of vehicle-for-hire drivers in the taxi industry has long plagued First Nations in Manitoba,” Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Acting Grand Chief Cornell McLean said in a statement reacting to the news that Winnipeg city council unanimously voted last week to pass the Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw.

The bylaw, which is now in effect, sets new rules and codes of conduct for those who are operating taxis and other vehicle-for-hire services like ride-sharing as well as limousine services.

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