Dear Premier Horgan,
During the last election, your party promised to give ride-sharing companies, like Uber, the right to operate in British Columbia by the end of 2017.
You broke that promise.
When tourists and business leaders visit B.C. they are perplexed at how modern cities like Victoria or Vancouver don’t have ride sharing options, while residents are stuck with sky-high cab fares even though a cheaper, more convenient option is available.
785 cities across the world, in 84 countries, have already made room for ride-sharing services like Uber.
It’s not rocket science.
In a province with the highest gas prices, insurance rates and real estate costs in the country, the last thing we need is another government policy that makes B.C. an even more expensive place to call home.
We, the undersigned, call on the government to live up to its promise and allow ride-sharing companies, like Uber, the right to operate in British Columbia without further delay.