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Uber launches petition for support ahead of regulations vote

Last Updated Mar 30, 2016 at 12:04 pm EDT

The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Uber launched a petition Tuesday ahead of what it calls “the most important vote” in the future of ride-sharing in Toronto.

Users received an email urging them to share their positive ride-sharing experiences publicly on social media and with their councilors directly.

The petition had more than 25,000 signatures just before noon Wednesday.

“We expect this to be a tight vote, with strong opponents who want to stop progress,” the email read. “Uber in Toronto depends on this vote.”

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City council is set to vote on the licensing committee’s recommendations for ride-sharing services in the first week of May.

Many have taken advantage of the hashtag Uber created, #TO4Uber, to voice their support on Twitter.