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Vancouver (B.C.). Vehicles for Hire Board

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vehicles for Hire Board

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The Vehicles for Hire Board was established in 1967 with the passage of by-law no. 4299. The Board was comprised of one alderman, a member of the Board of Administration, the City Solicitor, the Chief Constable or his/her delegate and the License Inspector.

The by-law granted the Board the following powers:

  • to regulate the owners and drivers of cabs, automobiles and other vehicles used for hire and every person carrying on any business or occupation in connection with vehicles for hire;
  • to prescribe the conditions upon which licenses would be granted or refused to the owners of vehicles used for hire and the transfer of such licenses;
  • to appoint the Senior Officer of the Traffic Division of the City Police, the Superintendent of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station and the Manager of the Vancouver Traffic and Safety Council as a committee to recommend the qualifications which driving instructors should possess, the terms upon which their licenses should be granted and the reasons for which they should be suspended or cancelled and to report back such recommendation to the Board for appropriate action;
  • to consider and to grant applications to fix a flat fee to convey passengers to and from the scene of special functions and events.

In January 1977, the Board was discontinued. The matters previously dealt with by the Board were subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Transportation.


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Vancouver (B.C.) (1886-)

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Vancouver (B.C.). Vehicles for Hire Board, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.)

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subordinate to Council?