Twenty-six year-old Ariela Navarro-Fenoy was shot and killed following a Toronto party hosted by rapper Drake. She and her friends had just been refused by a series of taxi drivers because the fare, at $8.00, was too low. Navarro-Fenoy’s friend who was with her says if one of the cabbies had accepted them as passengers, Navarro-Fenoy would still be alive. There are specific allowable reasons for a taxi driver to refuse a fare. Too low a fare to make it worthwhile is not among them.
John Duffy from Taxi News in Toronto joins the Roy Green Show.
Have you ever experienced times with cabbies who refuse fares? Are you a current or former taxi driver? Is it standard practice across Canada for cabbies to refuse fares because they’re too low?