Vive la Uber!
As reported earlier this week, Uber has been in talks with the Quebec government over the past few months, negotiating to remain in the province of Quebec.
The two parties had until midnight on Wednesday, September 7th to strike a deal that would allow Uber to continue operating in Quebec.
Though talks were right down to the wire, it was announced early this morning that Uber and the Quebec government reached an agreement, allowing Uber to remain in Quebec for a minimum of one more year.
Uber is set to operate in Quebec under a one-year pilot project.
The Transport Minister Laurent Lessard delivered the news, saying that the company agreed to make concessions in order to comply with Quebec laws. Lessard also noted that there would only be one type of permit for taxi drivers.
So it seems Montrealers will continue to have access to the ride-sharing service for at least one more year.