WINNIPEG — A battle is brewing between Winnipeg taxi drivers and those who regulate the industry. Starting April 1, child abuse registry checks will be mandatory for all cabbies to make sure they’ve never been convicted of an offence against children. The measure will be in addition to the criminal background checks already in place. Some taxi drivers are upset they will have to undergo more criminal background checks. Unicity Taxi manager Gurmail Mangat said the criminal checks done every four years should be enough.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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