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Sousa says Ontario wants to embrace the sharing economy, but he admits the changes enabled by technology are disrupting existing business models, such as traditional hotels who say they're losing money to Airbnb. However, he couldn't say when the government would introduce regulations to cover new services such as Uber, which has led to protests by taxi drivers across Canada. Sousa says the Liberal government believes the sharing economy has "significant potential to create jobs and drive growth, productivity and innovation." Airbnb was founded in 2008 by three friends with air mattresses for rent, and now lists two million properties for rent in 191 countries.