Hoof&Cycle - Active Transport Workers' Guild is
now the Toronto Bike Messenger Association (TOBMA)
Every 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month.
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm
All current and former couriers are welcome
Messenger Industry Handbook -
As Fuel - The
successful fight to allow bicycle and foot couriers a tax deduction on
extra food required for them to perform their jobs.
Association of Professional Urban Cyclists' (A.P.U.C.) 1991 submissions
licensing - APUC was a
messenger association that spoke for couriers in the early 1990’s Many
same people became part of Hoof and Cycle.
Act – Universal mail requires minimum courier charges.
Violation of the
Canada Post Act go unpunished and lead to exploitation of the labour
Post's Confirmation -
They will prosecute courier companies who violate the law.
Board - Ontario's
Bike and foot couriers are automatically covered.
Contracts - This is a contract
companies use to attempt to avoid labour laws and ethical behaviour.
Death – 1999 - The TOBMA's (formerly Hoof and Cycle's) report
on the air
and its health effects on couriers.
The TOBMA (formely Hoof and Cycle) submitted
presentations to help
Canada addresss it
comittment to the Kyoto protocol to reduce green house gas emissions
Table Address #2
– Messenger Appreciation Day is October 9th
Toronto's Licensing Reports
City Councillor Steve Ellis' 1997 Comments on
those evil enemies of the people. He lost his seat in the very next
Draft Law from 1991 - This was
never passed but any future law would probably start with this draft.
Bicycle Laws - By-laws and the
Highway Traffic Act and fines
on Toronto's Laws
Cycling Committee's (TCCC) 1992 Report - This
is a report on licensing all cyclists in Toronto and couriers. It
comes out against licensing.
1991 Report - Includes the TCCC
recommendations to amend the draft by-law. Recommends delaying
more information available.
1987 Report - This report is
about registering couriers as well as licensing all cyclists.
and the Awful (1991) - workshops
on improving cyclists behavior and enforcement issues. No couriers
the workshops - so guess what they recomend, with no evidence.
Toronto Police Comments on Licensing Couriers - from
Report - from 1989. A
courier company's recomendations
List of Toronto Courier Companies
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