Taxi drivers in Montréal are finally speaking up for themselves. Six doormen at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel were recently charged with extortion, intimidation, and conspiracy “for allegedly forcing taxi drivers to give them money in exchange for better-paying fares,” according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The doormen were arrested November 15 and the hotel suspended them pending investigation. The report described a shakedown that is too common at too many downtown hotels. When ...

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