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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Toronto, Ontario — Almost 70 members of the Ontario Limousine Owners Association (OLOA) attended the organization’s annual general meeting held October 27 at Ontario’s Royal Woodbine Golf Club. The evening meeting included dinner, guest speakers, vehicle exhibits, and sponsor-provided door prizes.

OLOA President John Dahdaly of Cullitons Limousine Service gave a post-dinner address that covered the OLOA’s position on TNCs, which is that the organization neither supports nor endorses its members utilizing TNC apps, as well as meetings he’s had with representatives from Toronto regarding TNC activity at the airport and the success of August’s Canadian Limo Summit, which the OLOA jointly produced with Chauffeur Driven.

According to OLOA Treasurer Phil Bozzelli of Corporate Livery Toronto, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) has launched a pilot program with Uber, allowing the TNC’s drivers to operate at the airport and receive a monthly bill. “We asked why we weren’t considered for the program, and the GTAA said that it didn’t know we have that type of technology,” Bozzelli said. “So we’re trying to set up a meeting with the GTAA to prove that we do.”

Two OLOA sponsors and main insurance providers—Cowan Insurance Brokers and Dalton Timmis Insurance—announced that their insurance programs would not cover companies that worked with TNCs, as such a working relationship would reclassify a ground transportation company as a taxi service and demand different insurance coverage.

A number of vehicle exhibitors were on hand at the annual meeting: Cadillac had its XTS on display; Ford was showcasing its MKT, MKS, and wheelchair-accessible Transit van; and Infiniti previewed its extended Q70L, which will be available in the 2016 model year.

On November 19, Cowan Insurance will provide a two-hour driver seminar that’s free to all OLOA members.

Visit oloa.ca for more information.

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