Strathmore taxi companies challenging new bylaw
Strathmore's taxi issue between the taxi companies and the town over regulations surrounding a new bylaw, has reached a new level.
On March 14, the two were slated to meet in Strathmore Provincial Court. Instead members of the local taxi industry met with a lawyer for the town of Strathmore. The group advised the town that they would constitutionally challenge the bylaw.
According to a taxi brokerage owner who was present, the layer for the town said the town would be seeking an injunction against Martin DePeuter the operator of Strathmore Taxi.
Under the new bylaw, DePeuter is operating illegally in the Town of Strathmore.
According to a news release posted on the Town of Strathmore's website, as of January 31 the taxi companies in Strathmore are operating illegally, as the companies are in non-compliance with Bylaw 16-14.
Taxi companies operating without the required permits have been ticketed multiple times. Continued operations have resulted in formal legal action against the companies.
Under the Municipal Government Act, the Town of Strathmore has the power to maintain responsible service for safe public and private transportation.