Let’s keep Uber in Quebec

Montreal, QC – Close to 50,000 thousands of Quebecers have signed a petition to support ridesharing just as the provincial government begins consultations at the National Assembly. Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, General Manager of Uber Québec, stated the following at a press conference Thursday morning surrounding by hundreds of supporters:

“Quebecers have spoken very clearly: they want to continue to have access to ridesharing, ” Mr. Guillemette said. “Before the launch of uberX in Quebec, we met with the Ministry of Transport to ask ridesharing regulations. We are encouraged by the government’s decision to strike a parliamentary committee and we are eager tol participate in these proceedings . “

Mr. Guillemette was joined by hundreds of Uber users and driver-partners. In Montreal alone, hundreds of thousands of Quebecers use ridesharing  and thousands drive on the platform as a means to earn.

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“With Uber, I can get around reliably, affordably and safely,” said Christine Beaudoin, a Uber user for the past year. “With the GPS tracking system, I feel safe throughout my ride. For me, this is the most important factor.”

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“Driving on the Uber platform gives me an extra source of income,” said Gisele, a partner-driver for the past five months. “I manage my own schedule while driving the hours I want, without constraints.”

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The rally was held Thursday morning just hours before leaders of Uber Québec participated in the parliamentary commission at the National Assembly later in the day.

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You can still sign our petition here

About Uber Canada

Co-founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is a smartphone app that  connects riders with drivers. Uber now operates in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber offers more than 20,000 Canadian driver-partners a new way to earn a living in their spare time by offering a more affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of riders across the country.  

For more, visit uber.com.

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