Pedicab company owner’s dire prediction is just protectionism

Andrew Capeau sounds like every other person favoured with a quota by government

Andrew Capeau sounds like every other person favoured with a quota by government force (City moves to increase pedicab licences, News Feb. 1).

Having got his feet into the pedicab business, he now lobbies to prevent competition for customers’ business.

Given that licensing of motorized taxicabs has produced poor service and deliberately dangerous drivers, why should anyone believe licensing pedicabs prevents Andrew Capeau’s alarmist prediction?

Keith Sketchley

Saanich