Surrey’s mayor is not backing down on his pledge to crack down against Uber in his city.
Mayor Doug McCallum confirmed at a Monday press conference that city bylaw officers had been out over the weekend handing out warnings to Uber drivers active in his city without a municipal business licence.
Eighteen such warnings were handed out to drivers, along with 18 $500 fines to Uber itself.
McCallum said the warning period is now over, and that drivers operating in the city are at risk of being fined themselves.
“The fact is a business licence is required for companies to operate in Surrey or any other municipality in the Lower Mainland,” said McCallum.
“Until that happens, Uber is operating illegally in Surrey.”
McCallum issued Uber a warning to cease services in the city on Friday, which the company rejected.
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