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Mississauga councillors vote to ban Uber X from city

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

The City of Mississauga is not following Toronto’s lead when it comes to Uber.

In a 10-2 decision, Mississauga city council voted Wednesday to suspend ride sharing services such as Uber X.

Under the ruling, the only way Uber X can legally operate in Mississauga is to follow the same rules in place for traditional taxis.

Just last week, Toronto’s city council approved new ground transportation rules that created a new licensing category for Uber.

However, there is a chance Uber could return to Mississauga.

If ride-sharing companies agree to suspend their operations, the city will strike a committee to look at a ride-sharing pilot project with a report presented to council in September. However, the caveat is that those companies must suspend operations immediately.

In February, Brampton city council unanimously suspended Uber X until a public consultation process can be completed.