The Manitoba Provincial Government has introduced legislation that will modernize regulations in the vehicle-for-hire industry.
“Manitoba’s legislation governing the vehicle-for-hire industry dates back to 1935 and does not work in a modern economy,” said Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke. “An in-depth analysis of legislative and regulatory frameworks governing this industry compared Manitoba’s capital region with other jurisdictions in Canada and recognized the advantages of regulating the industry at a municipal level. The regulation of the city of Winnipeg’s industry solely by the provincial government is unique among jurisdictions across Canada and would be addressed by this legislation.”
The proposed legislation comes to effect on February 28, 2018, or earlier if the city is ready sooner. An Uber spokeswoman Susie Heath said the company looks to move quickly into the Winnipeg market as soon as regulations allow it.