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Bird hiring senior Canadian staff as scooter race comes north

Scooter company Bird is looking to expand to Canada, setting up meetings with senior government officials and hiring leadership-level staff, The Logic has learned.

The move comes less than six months after its rival, Lime, began lobbying provincial and city governments across the country in its own Canadian expansion effort, and operating pilot projects in Calgary and Waterloo, Ont.

The two companies are forging ahead with Ontario and Alberta plans, despite provincial laws banning scooters from public roads.

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