Former Transportation Minister Todd Stone isn’t a fan of new legislation that will allow ride-hailing companies to enter the provincial market next year.
Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says the milestone legislation gets ride-hailing right for B-C by offering more options for people to get around.
But Stone says there are significant obstacles in the legislation that is going to make it virtually impossible for ride-sharing companies to establish here in British Columbia.
“As of today, ride sharing available in Kazakhstan. It’s available in Nigeria and on New Year’s Eve it’s going to be available in North Battleford, Saskatchewan,” Stone said.
“There are significant obstacles in this legislation that is going to make it virtually impossible for ride-sharing companies to establish here in British Columbia.”
The province will also require all ride-hailing and taxi drivers to maintain a class four passenger licence and undergo mandatory criminal checks.