Update from the City of London Licensing and Enforcement office

Jan 16, 2015
Good morning;
Please share this email with anyone you feel would benefit from its message.
On behalf of Orest:
Further to my email of November 18, 2014 (below), I have attached a copy of Bill 53 titled “Protecting Passenger Safety Act, 2014” which received First Reading in December 2014.  The Purpose of Bill 53 is to “amend the Highway Traffic Act to increase the penalty for transporting a passenger for compensation without a licence, permit or authorization.”
The explanatory note for the Bill  is as follows:
“The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act with respect to the offences related to picking up a passenger for the purpose of transporting him or her for compensation without a required licence, permit or authorization in section 39.1 of the Act. The fine for these offences is increased.
A person who picks up a passenger for the purpose of transporting him or her for compensation without a required licence, permit or authorization also receives three demerit points. If an officer believes on reasonable and probable grounds that a person has committed this offence after having been convicted of the same offence within the preceding five years, the officer shall suspend the driver’s licence and impound his or her motor vehicle for 30 days.”
Over that past few weeks, there have been inquiries to our office with respect to unlicensed transportation activities proposed in London.   I am forwarding this information for the purposes of open, continuous communications with London’s licensed drivers, owners and brokers.
Please call our office if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Orest  Katolyk
Chief Municipal Law Enforcement Officer
City of London
Catherine DeForest
Manager, Business Services
Development & Compliance
THE CITY OF LONDON
T: 519.661.2500 ex 1541
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