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Ride-sharing services like Uber have existed for almost a decade, but British Columbia has yet to adopt them.

That could change today, November 19th, however, as the province is scheduled to announce a new “passenger transportation amendment act”, which will bring an update to ride-hailing service operations in B.C.

According to a recent press release, the new legislation will be announced by Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, in Victoria at 1:45 p.m. today.

The announcement will include a technical briefing and slide presentation on the act, followed by remarks from the minister and a Q&A session.

The NDP government originally stated that ride-sharing would come to the province in 2017. Then in July of this year, they reported that these services would not be in effect until 2019.

In the same July press release, the provincial government said they were focusing on a new legislation to increase the number of taxis on the streets, and allow taxi companies to offer discounted fares for passengers booking their trips through apps. We’ll see what today’s announcements have in store.

See also: NDP introduces legislation that will allow ride-sharing by fall 2019