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posted on August 20, 2009
Province moves unilaterally to remove restrictions in a move called a stab in the back to Toronto cabbies
By: Brodie Fenlon
Published: Aug. 19, 2009
Source: The Globe and Mail
In a move that caught Toronto cabbies and city officials by surprise, the Ontario government has quietly amended the City of Toronto Act to ensure that airport-licensed taxis and limousines can't be prohibited from picking up fares within city limits.
The provincial amendment ensures the death of a contentious city bylaw that aimed to permit only Toronto-licensed taxis and limos to take passengers to the airport – a short-lived victory for local taxi drivers in a 30-year fight over the lucrative fares.