Northern Delta MP Ravi Kahlon refuses calls from BC Liberal Opposition to withdraw from British Legislature committee dealing with portering services, because the father from Kahlon owns a taxi in Victoria.

Kahlon confirmed Wednesday that his father, Navroop Singh Kahlon, was a longtime taxi operator at Bluebird Cabs in Victoria. Taxi licenses outside Metro Vancouver do not have the six-figure values ​​that have emerged in recent years because of the scarcity created by the passenger transportation division of British Columbia. British, and committee members do not have the last word in what is happening, the North Delta The MP said, adding that his father was semi-retired from the taxi business.

BEFORE CHRIST. Liberal MPs Jas Johal and Peter Milobar said the relationship, which other members of the committee did not know, is inappropriate because the committee is making recommendations on how taxis will fit into the new greeting system. . The relationship "does not pass the odor test," said Johal.

BC The NDP government has indicated that the Passenger Transportation Council will determine the number of cars that can be licensed to drive for Uber, Lyft and other similar services in each community as it begins to receive more requests. late this year.

Johal argues that the capping of carrier services and the requirement for drivers to obtain a Class 4 commercial driver's license is a recipe to ensure that "the call to conduct fails."

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