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Uber and Lyft coming to BC despite bid to stop them

The transportation minister for British Columbia says ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are “inevitable” in the province.

Services like Uber "inevitable" says minister.
Services like Uber “inevitable” says minister. Image by Viaggio Routard / CC BY 2.0

Todd Stone’s comments come after months of government promises to stop the services from entering the province, citing safety and insurance concerns. The services, which use smartphone apps to connect users with private vehicles for hire, have been introduced to other Canadian cities, but they have been met with similar government restrictions. Mr Stone said the services would be allowed in BC if “everyone follows the rules.” Read more: theglobeandmail.com