R. J. Koopmans, Ward G YEG Public School Board Trustee Byelection Candidate, Millwoods Public Library Terminal #XVI, Edmonton, Alberta
September XXIIIrd, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
An Editor's Note: Having run out of election pamphlets for handing out & in need of some lunch, Executive Dissertations took a drive over to Zach's Famous Donair Shop in Millbourne Mall. The husband & co-owner of my most esteemed & honourable byelection opponent for Ward G Public School Trustee, Mrs. Aminah Aboughoushe made me an excellent donair & poutine! I highly recommend their establisment!
Now over here diverted & for the first time at the new Millwoods Public EPL Branch, I must say it is rather beautiful. As for the Uber situation, despite the huge Punjabi & Muslim populations in this sector of this city & in Ward G (many of whom drive cabs), some have told me at the public stations here that they use Uber, so its not all negatory.
I for one don't really care what the The City Of Edmonton does in the matter, all I can factor is how Uber muscling in on the taxi business will be good for students & their families. Not to mention that competition is good for stimulating the economy, especially in these tough economic times.
A1. Having Uber compete with cabs will let differing levels of governments & school boards negotiate lower rates for getting students of say a disabled nature to & from their educational facilities. Thus saving those said boards many $'s for other needs of students, such as in the classrooms themselves!
B2. Mothers & fathers looking for work could drive their children & other students with their own vehicles to schools. If they worked for Uber in the process, they could garner some immediate cash for other expenses like school supplies, or say food & clothing for their own children!
C3. Uber will fight to have to compete to stay competitive with taxi cab firms. This is good because operational savings on each side's part will let them spend more money on advertising to students & their family's so that parents & the school district(s) can make the best choice as to what would be the most safe & reliable transportation would be for their child or children.
The Uber Nation,
Source: Www.DriveUber.Ca & Www.Epl.Ca & The Edmonton Taxi Commission & Myself.