Uber said on Tuesday that as of next month, it will stop operating in the Canadian province of
Quebec, due to tough new regulations announced last week.
The ride-sharing company's Quebec general manager, Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, has stated that the company would cease operations in the province as of the 14th of October. Uber-Quebec employs more than 50 office workers and over 10,000 drivers.
Uber left room to reverse its decision, should the government reconsider the newly announced regulations that have tightened up the rules of a pilot project which allowed Uber operate since October last year.
Guillemette said that Uber had paid the province approximately C$7 million ($5.68 million) in fees during the pilot which would fund efforts to modernise the province's taxi industry.
Taxi operators have opposed Uber's presence in Quebec, sometimes blocking traffic during protests in Montreal.
The move affects Quebec cities including Montreal, the country's second-largest city, and Quebec City. It does not affect operations in other Canadian cities.