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Ride at your own risk: The perils of ride sharing services

This past year the app-based ride sharing service, Uber┬áhas come to Canada. Uber denies that it is a commercial transportation company; rather, it describes itself as a technology company only offering a matchmaking service to connect riders with drivers. Uber is currently operating in Toronto and Ottawa. Uber operates through a smart phone app or web browser. If someone needs a ride, the person requests …