An uber-sized shift in the sharing economy

Ride-share company Uber continues to battle municipal and provincial officials who, for the most part, haven’t warmed to its disruptive service. Although the transportation and labour rules that govern its activity are not regulated federally, there are concerns this new type of worker is eroding ‘traditional jobs’ and affecting the government’s tax base. It’s time the feds weighed in, experts tell MARK BURGESS.

P&I illustration by Anthony Jenkins

By MARK BURGESS

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:00 AM

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