An Ontario Judge is dismissing the City of Toronto’s application for an injunction against ride share app Uber.
The city was looking for a permanent injunction on the company’s operations, arguing Uber is a taxi company and must abide by the city’s regulations.
However, on June 3rd, Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the application on the grounds that there’s “no evidence” that the company was operating as a taxi broker.
The news comes amid protests from Toronto’s cab community, saying the app operates unfairly and unlawfully in the city.
Uber has always stated it is not a cab company, and operates as a communications tool that connects drivers and passengers, and therefore isn’t subject to the city’s bylaws.
Dunphy says the questions surrounding the regulation of evolving communications technology should be resolved on a political level.
Uber says it’s pleased by the ruling, and hopes it paves the way for regulations around the service. In the past, representatives with the company have said they’re open to sitting down and discussing issues.