Toronto plastic bag ban

Poll: Do you support Toronto's plastic bag ban?

After a last minute motion by David Shiner yesterday afternoon, Toronto city council voted 27-17 to ban plastic bags as of January 1, 2013. Although there was significant debate leading up to yesterday's meeting regarding the mandatory five cent bag fee — which will be scrapped on July 1st, six months prior to the ban — one suspects that this new develpment will be even more contentious.

Environmentalists surely see this as a step in the right direction for the city, while the plastics industry is likely to pursue some form of legal action. For his part, Rob Ford was naturally flabbergasted by the vote. "You can't tell people they can't give out plastic bags," he told reporters afterwards. "To me it's ludicrous."

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