First, they came for the Nuclear ships...Godwin wrote:Could someone expain the legal basis for a municipality to ban a product such as plastic bags?
One presumes the 'stupid idea' you're referring to was the motion to rescind the 6¢ per bag charge levied by the earlier Miller led Toronto City Council, which triggered the 27-17 blowback decision to ban plastic bags altogether.doggedlyright wrote:This stupidity falls right on the lap of the Fords. They do not have enough votes on council to carry any motions. But like all brianless politicians they cannot count to see if they have at least 24 votes to carry one of their stupid ideas.
There are at least 17 folks governing Toronto who are not fools.doggedlyright wrote:The record of Ford as Mayor is pathetic. He promised no tax increases and no cuts in services. Toronto saw a 2% tax increase and a loss of services. He promised to get rid of the land transfer tax and that will not happen.
Toronto the city of fools, governed by fools.
RedDog wrote:Thanks. I raised that point and I know it's been discussed here before. The cloth bags are breeding grounds for bacteria and potential disease. If you launder them they last a couple weeks tops. Virtually all are made in China and we know all about their life long devotion to and respect for the environment. The world champions of environmental responsibility the Chinese are.
I think I'll go back to plastic. It supports the oil industry as well.
Julian wrote:I fail to comprehend how this can be legal. On what legal authority is this collection of idiots acting? They cannot pass by-laws that contravene the common law.
styky wrote:Here's who's making many of our reuseable bags..........http://www.lfpress.com/news/world/2012/ ... 49456.html
doggedlyright wrote:people that live close to the bordering cities (Mississauga, Pickering Markham, Vaughn) will simply go there and spend their money
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