Uber's getting sued again, and this time it's in Canada

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The Taxi drivers argue Uber has created an "enormous marketplace for illegal transportation" (Source: Getty)

The Canadian province of Ontario is the latest place where ride-sharing app Uber is being sued by disgruntled taxi drivers.

Toronto taxi drivers have launched a class action suit seeking more than C$400m (£198m) in damages and an injunction to stop it operating.

Law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP, which is representing the taxi drivers, told Reuters that they think "Uber X and Uber XL have created an enormous marketplace for illegal transportation in Toronto".

"This protectionist suit is without merit," an Uber spokesperson said.

"As we saw from a recent court ruling in Ontario, Uber is operating legally and is a business model distinct from traditional taxi services."

Uber has come under heavy scrutiny in cities such as London and New York as authorities weigh the legality of its phone-based app.

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