What Is The Sharing Economy?

The sharing economy (also known as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer economy) is a way to connect consumers to sellers for the purpose of buying or borrowing a product they own or service they can perform. Sharing economy services use consumer technologies, like apps on your smartphone, to connect people with similar needs and services to offer. The business model includes companies such as Uber (transportation), Airbnb (accommodation), TaskRabbit (services) or Toronto-grown start-ups such as Rover (parking).

The economic appeal of these companies has led to rapid growth, with revenues from five key sectors of the sharing economy estimated to be USD $15 billion today and projected to grow to USD $335 billion by 2025 (PwC). As such, many governments in the US and Europe have begun to explore modern approaches to legislation to empower people to make more money, offer greater consumer choice and lower costs.

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I want you to help me write phase two of the Bill

In October of 2015 I introduced a Private Member’s Bill to address the gray area in legislation surrounding some aspects of the sharing economy, including ridesharing, homesharing and parking sharing.

Now, I’m working on phase two – a second Private Member’s Bill that will look at cottage food laws, carpooling, crowdfunding and task and skill sharing.

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I know the ideas for it. I know the problems. But I want you to help me write the Bill for the best solutions. For example, what foods should be allowed to be made and sold from a home kitchen, or how much should you be able to earn as a “tasker” in the sharing economy?

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