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Toronto Ops Win Another Temporary Victory in Airport Battle

LCT Staff
Posted on January 30, 2008

TORONTO — Airport limousine drivers have won an interim court injunction to suspend a city bylaw that would have barred them from picking up fares in Toronto.

Their continuing battle with the city is over a bylaw passed on Dec.13, 2007, which would have prevented airport-licensed limousines and taxis from picking up passengers in the city unless they have a Toronto-issued license, forcing them to return to the airport without a fare after bringing passengers downtown.

Passengers would be able to take only city-licensed taxis from Toronto to the airport.

Airport limousine and taxi drivers had brought their battle for the right to pick up passengers to the Toronto to court, where their lawyers presented a motion to delay the Feb. 1 enforcement date of the city bylaw until an application to have it eliminated proceeds through the system.

In her decision, Madam Justice Wailan Low of Ontario's Superior Court said the city enacted the by-law with no consultation and found evidence of bad faith and the existence of a collateral purpose in its enactment.

Until recently, airport-licensed taxis were able to pick up fares in Toronto because of an exemption under the provincial Municipal Act.

Source: Yahoo News

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