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Uber Now In Windsor

A day after Uber launched in Windsor, Mayor Drew Dilkens said the controversial ride-sharing service could face fines for not following local laws.

“This can’t be the wild, wild west,” Dilkens said Friday. “There has to be some regulation to make sure the public is safe.

“As of today, Uber could be subject to fines for violating the bylaw.”

The app-based company, which launched in Windsor on Thursday, provides rides without paying the same fees or following the same regulations as regular taxis — but that may change.

A report going to council Monday recommends hiring a consultant for up to $30,000 to help write new Windsor bylaws governing the new sharing economy.

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