Former maverick Surrey-Newton provincial Liberal backbencher Tony Bhullar has been hired as the executive director of the Vancouver Taxi Association, Public Eye has learned. The association represents the interests of four Terminal City taxi companies: Black Top and Checker Cabs Ltd., MacLure's Cabs Ltd., Vancouver Taxi Ltd. and Yellow Cab Co. Ltd. Commenting on the appointment, association board member Hardy Atwal said, "In the past, all of the input I got from other people was that he's very aggressive and we needed someone aggressive to work for us because we have many issues we need to tackle. And we choose Tony because we know he can take our voice and make it heard."
July 8, 2005