Ride-hailing service Uber said on Tuesday it will stop operating in the Canadian province of
Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last week.
Uber is withdrawing from Canada's second-most populous province as it also battles a decision to strip the company of its license to operate in London, the latest in a series of regulatory attacks on Uber as new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi seeks to rebuild the company's image.
Uber's Quebec general manager, Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, said the company would cease operations in the province on Oct. 14.
Uber employs more than 50 office workers in the province, where more than 10,000 drivers have worked for the company, he said.
The company left room to reverse its decision, calling on the government to reconsider regulations announced on Friday that tightened up the rules of a pilot project that had let Uber operate since October last year.
"We're asking the government to renew the pilot project and let's sit down and find a solution to this," Guillemette said.