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January 21 2015

Montreal taxi bureau admits passengers could be getting into a cab with a convicted felon

Quebec law prohibits the issuing of taxi permits to anyone who has been convicted of an indictable offence in the last five years, but the law is not being routinely enforced because of a dispute over who is responsible for background checks. The Quebec transportation ministry says enforcing criminal background checks for taxi drivers is at the top of its priority list, after several women told CBC News they've been sexually assaulted or harassed by taxi drivers. Benoit Jugand, the general director of the Montreal taxi bureau said they have been waiting on a solution for years.