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Mississauga the latest to ask Uber to suspend operations

The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Mississauga City Council has voted unanimously to ask Uber to suspend operations in the city.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie says the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services has presented new challenges for consumers and companies all across Canada.

“Innovation, technology and growth are driving competition in an established industry that has a long history of providing quality and reliable service,” said Crombie. “The debate about how to regulate Transportation Network Companies (TNC) is not going away and we need to get it right.”

No word yet whether Uber will obey the directive while council looks at amending the public vehicle bylaw.

Last week, Brampton City Council also asked Uber and other ride-sharing companies to stop operating while it conducts a review.