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Uber in B.C.? Ride-hailing companies, advocates worried regulations too restrictive

2019/07/08|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CTV Vancouver July 8, 2019 Imagine working for a cab company, ending your shift late and not and then not being able to get a taxi to stop and take you home. Christiana Virtue said that’s exactly what happened to her. “I was off at three o'clock in the morning waiting for a cab and [...]

Andrew Murie: British Columbians need ride-hailing option now

2019/07/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Rather than focus on a specific licence class, MADD Canada encourages the provincial government to focus on other criteria that have direct road safety benefits MADD Canada is committed to working with stakeholders and governments to do everything possible to improve road safety in our communities. Despite stronger laws and increased public awareness, impaired [...]

Ride-sharing giant Uber launches in Regina

2019/05/15|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Regina Leader-Post May 15, 2019 The wait is finally over after ride-sharing giant Uber officially launched in Regina on Wednesday afternoon. “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time and I know that council and all Regina residents are really, really pleased to finally have ride-share here and have Uber here,” said Mayor Michael [...]

Uber launches in Regina bringing more choice, competition

2019/05/15|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

980 CJME May 15, 2019 Uber launched in Regina on Wednesday and entered its second market in Saskatchewan, three months after it first launched in Saskatoon. Users of the ridesharing service can now download the Uber app on their smartphones and hail rides at the tap of a button. Before hailing a ride, users must download [...]

Uber ride sharing services now available in Saskatoon

2019/02/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Regina Leader Post February 5, 2019 The first official ride share trip in Saskatchewan took place in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon, kicking off the service for the province as the Uber app went live. “It was nice to be the first ride in a ride share in Saskatoon,” Joe Hargrave, the minister responsible for SGI [...]

Don’t Fumble For Your Car Keys This Super Bowl Weekend – Hand Off the Driving Duties to Someone Sober

2018/02/01|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: |

(Oakville, Ontario) – As football fans prepare to watch the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots square off in Super Bowl LII, MADD Canada and Uber are urging everyone to have a game plan in place to get home safely. “Arranging a sober ride home is always a winning play if you’re going to [...]

MADD Canada and Uber Canada raise $100K in December to fight impaired driving through fundraising initiative

2018/01/02|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: |

Toronto, Canada, January 2, 2017 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) and Uber Canada today announced it reached a month-long fundraising goal to raise $100,000 to help MADD Canada put a stop to impaired driving. As part of a joint fundraising and awareness campaign, MADD Canada and Uber are spreading awareness with a national [...]

Uber and MADD look to prevent ‘stolen’ motherhood

2017/12/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Strategy December 1, 2017 Fatal crashes involving alcohol or drugs remain the leading criminal cause of death in Canada, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and our country has the highest ratio of road fatalities involving alcohol impairment. To raise awareness around the issue at a time when drivers may be tempted to drive [...]

Safe and Sober Driving is the Winning Play this Grey Cup Weekend

2017/11/24|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, ON – When the Calgary Stampeders square off against the Toronto Argonauts this weekend in the 105th Grey Cup, there will be one winning play that everyone can agree on – having a safe and sober ride home. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts you, your passengers and everyone on the [...]

Recent poll indicates majority of Saskatchewanians would be in favour of ridesharing

2017/11/08|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News November 8, 2017 A recent Nanos poll indicates that 80 per cent of Saskatchewan residents would be in favour or “somewhat support” the idea of a ridesharing service in the province. The data from the poll also showed that 53 per cent of respondents thought ridesharing would reduce impaired driving. Among people under [...]