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Doug Ford's Family Is Feuding With Uber Eats And It’s Something To Watch

Uncle and nephew are tag-teaming to wrestle delivery apps to the floor.
Doug Ford's Family Is Feuding With Uber Eats And It’s Something To Watch

Toronto city councillor Michael Ford just joined his uncle, Premier Doug Ford, in the fight against the high fees charged by Uber Eats and other food delivery apps. 

Standing in an Etobicoke restaurant on October 13, Premier Ford gave the apps their first warning.

And on Wednesday evening, Toronto City Council unanimously approved Councillor Ford's motion to formally ask the provincial government to cap food delivery app fees, which can go as high as 30%. *

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In a game of chicken, I think we win. Councillor Michael Ford

"I was quite happy with a unanimous vote from council," Councillor Ford, 24, told Narcity, "because it sends a strong message to the province of course but importantly it sends a strong message to the industry that that we're serious with this."

The younger Ford says that after consultations with legal advisers, they decided that the city did not have the power, as Los Angeles did, to cap them itself, but that the province does.

Both Fords have said they've urged the massive app companies to do the right thing on their own, but haven't seen enough movement; it's as if the companies playing a game of chicken with the city and the province to see who blinks first.

The premier's nephew he's pretty sure he knows how that's going to turn out.

"In a game of chicken," he said, "I think we win."

* This article has been updated.

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