As the Taxi/ Uber war rages on in Ottawa and other cities across Canada, soldiers from both sides find themselves entangled in the conflict. After seeing videos of other cabbies harassing Uber drivers, local cab driver Ahmed Mousai decided to take it to the next level.
“I thought to myself, anyone can take a video of an Uber driver, but what if someone became an Uber driver and worked to destroy it from the inside? That is what caused me to act.” Mousai applied to become a driver, passed his police check, installed the app, and started driving. “I was first surprised by how easy it was. I didn’t have to buy or rent a cab licence. I didn’t have to pay to go pick up at the airport or hotels. It was all so simple: people needed to be picked up, so I went to get them.”
After a month driving for Uber, Mousai made the decision to stay with the company. “I started thinking, why take Uber down? Passengers are friendly. I make more money. I go where I want, when I want. I have no quotas, no restrictions, I just drive.”