Extra, Extra: Uber Protests, Teacher Rallies, and a New Giraffe for the Toronto Zoo
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Extra, Extra: Uber Protests, Teacher Rallies, and a New Giraffe for the Toronto Zoo

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  • Today, on the same day that saw ride-sharing app Uber launch a new downtown lunch delivery service, local taxi drivers lined up around City Hall to protest the service, which doesn’t require that drivers pay the city licensing fees. It was very disruptive.
  • Meanwhile, teachers rallied outside of Queen’s Park today in support of teachers on strike in three districts while the province’s Labour Relations Board determines whether the strikes should be deemed illegal. The Star reports that, as a result of the labour disruption, standardized tests have been cancelled in elementary and secondary schools across the province.
  • Not related to protests or rallies: The Toronto Zoo is getting a new giraffe named Kiko. The two-year-old leaf muncher is being transferred into town with hope that he’ll mate with one or both of the zoo’s existing female giraffes.
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