Certifies that holder has met all requirements of the taxi bylaw pertaining to that municipality, for a specified period.
In Canada, taxi driver licensing is a provincial responsibility often delegated to the municipal level. Yarmouth, NS began licensing taxis in 1952, issuing license plates. Badges [see 2004.0170-.0171] were briefly used [period undetermined], before the city returned to issuing licence plates. Winnipeg licence taxis as early as 1881: horse-drawn street cabs were regulated, but not livery cabs. Jitneys, which travelled a predetermined route and admitted & discharged passengers along that route for a small fee, were a popular means of public transportation in Canada until they were banned c. 1915.
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Gold colour moulded synthetic badge is shield-shaped; silver metal safety-pin style fastener on back; black text stamped onto badge face.
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"TAXI/ DRIVER/ 176/ TOWN OF/ YARMOUTH" printed in white on badge face. "PERMARK/ " cast in raised print on back.