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CANADIAN UNDERWRITER – Ontario politicians concerned about uninsured ‘bandit’ taxis vote to increase fines

April 21, 2015

TORONTO – Amid concerns about “bandit taxi cabs” operating without proper commercial auto insurance, Ontario politicians recently voted in favour of a bill proposing to raise fines – and introduce license suspensions and vehicle impoundment on second offence – of drivers caught transporting passengers for compensation without a permit.

“I know, when I step into a licensed taxi cab, that there is taxi driver insurance,” said Jennifer French, New Democratic Party Member of Provincial Parliament for Oshawa, in the legislature April 16 during a debate on Bill 53. “However, if I’m stepping into an unregulated vehicle, I have no guarantees about that insurance.” Read More.