For Immediate Release

March 2nd, 2016

Statement on Regulation of Transportation Network Companies (TNC)

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie issued this statement following today’s meeting of Mississauga City Council’s General Committee, which debated at length recommendations for regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNC). General Committee voted to further study the matter by referring the City of Mississauga staff report to the Public Vehicle Advisory Committee:

“The rise and popular demand of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) has presented new challenges for communities across Canada. These challenges are felt by consumers, companies and workers in Mississauga.

“Council has an important opportunity to level the playing field by modernizing rules and regulations to ensure Mississauga is a city in step with the times, and with what the public wants.

“Businesses that operate in Mississauga must do so under our laws. Today, Council made the responsible decision by voting to further review, study and engage community and industry stakeholders on how to proceed with revising the existing by-law to address the growing demand for TNCs.

“Innovation, technology and growth are driving competition in an established industry that has a long history of providing quality and reliable service. The debate about how to regulate TNCs is not going away and we need to get it right.”