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Toronto Mayor Plans To Abolish Plastic Bag Tax

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Throwing Candy at Children, Santa Claus Parade. Image credit Jason Verwey Toronto used to be known for its green initiatives under former Mayor David Miller; the new mayor, Rob Ford, appears intent on not only stopping the City's green progress, but actively rolling it back. Next up: cancelling the 5 cent plastic bag charge that has reduced bag use in Toronto by 71%. Ford tells the National Post: "All of a sudden the five cents is really becoming a sticking point with people and it wasn't really before, so I want to get rid of it," Mayor Ford said of what it costs in Toronto to get a plastic bag at a store. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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