Morning Headlines – November 19th

Srushti Gangdev / November 19, 2018

The B.C. government will announce new legislation on ride-hailing services on Monday afternoon,
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BC set to unveil ride-hailing legislature

The BC government will be unveiling provincial legislation on ride-hailing services on Monday afternoon.

Premier John Horgan had previously promised to make the announcement before Christmas break – but it’ll still be some time before Uber and Lyft can hit the streets.

The province has mentioned fall 2019 as a target date for ride-hailing services to operate legally.

Canada Post strike may take a break for the holidays

Canada Post has proposed a break to rotating union strikes across the country until January as the two opposing parties work with a government mediator over the holidays.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers began staging country-wide rotating strikes in mid-October.

Over the weekend, the union rejected Canada Post’s latest offer and went ahead on another stage of the strikes. On Monday, strikes rolled out in Edmonton, Kitchener, and Kelowna.

Canada Post has proposed a “cooling-off period” for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to halt rotating strikes over the holiday season.
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BC Ferries is offering new discounts to discourage passengers from making multiple reservations on some routes.
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BC Ferries offering new discounts to combat reservation system on major routes

BC Ferries says it’s going to offer new discounts on routes between Vancouver Island and Vancouver at off-peak times starting in spring 2019.

It says the change is part of a plan to discourage passengers from making multiple reservations while only using one — a habit which can artificially inflate the business of terminals.

BC Ferries hasn’t yet announced how much the discount will be, but it will be applied to some ferries traveling from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and Duke Point, and from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.