Toronto cabbies demand fare increase to cover gas prices
Toronto's taxi drivers say it's getting harder to make a living and they're looking to city hall for a raise.
Drivers like Faisal Mushtaq point to the soaring price of gasoline. He said that when gas hovers around $1.20 per litre, he makes less than minimum wage.
"Probably if you're lucky you can take home around $70 to $80 a day right now. It's pretty hard. If you divide $70 to $80 a day, divide it by 12 hours, look at it how much we're making. Probably $6 or $7 an hour," he said.
Toronto's taxis haven't raised their fares since September 2005 when city hall raised the rate 10 per cent to cover rising gasoline costs, which then were about a dollar a litre.