“With changes to technology and passenger demands, addressing issues regarding safety and regulations for ride-sharing services is far overdue. The Progressive Conservative caucus believes that the safety of both drivers and passengers is paramount and we urge all levels of government to support robust safety, licensing and insurance regulations for ride-sharing companies.
While we appreciate attempts to provide more choice to Albertan consumers, we encourage the provincial government to be mindful of the fact that many Alberta families will be impacted during this time of transition. Taxi drivers have invested their life savings to operate a cab in this province and radical changes made in haste will upend their lives. We must take care to respect the investments made by hard-working Albertans as an interim insurance framework is developed. Our expectation is that this framework will be fair, equitable and available to both taxi and ride-share drivers.”