An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS about ride hailing?
To listen to the media and some of the politicians, the fact British Columbians can’t get a ride with Uber or Lyft is not just an inconvenience, it’s a major catastrophe.
Why? Well, because everybody else has it. Therefore, we must have it, too.
True, the NDP has made a mess of the whole thing, promising ride-sharing would be in place by 2017, then 2018, and now it’s 2019 if we’re lucky.
Nobody except the New Democrats likes what they came up with, though Andrew Weaver of the Greens calls it a “step forward.”
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.