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Quebec taxi drivers to stage rotating strikes this week

Quebec taxi drivers to stage rotating strikes this week
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Taxi drivers will begin a rotating strike on Tuesday morning to express their dissatisfaction with Quebec Transport Minister François Bonnardel.

The strike will affect most regions of Quebec, with the exception of Montreal.

The drivers want to put pressure on Bonnardel “to be responsive to our requests and the despair of taxi drivers,” said Serge Lebreux, spokesperson for the Association of Taxis of Quebec Regions (ATRQ).

Bonnardel is being “insensitive” and refuses to “move a comma,” Lebreux said in a telephone interview.

“We cannot make him listen to reason, even when it comes to the aspect of safety,” he said.

Taxi drivers will hold a strike from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. This will affect the areas of Vaudreuil, Coteau-du-Lac, Valleyfield, Trois-Rivieres, Sept-Iles, Prévost, Saint-Lin, Chandler, Gaspé, Tremblant, Mont-Laurier, Matane, Sainte-Thérèse, Alma, Magog, Shawinigan, Drummondville and Saint-Elzéar.
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