Friday, June 08, 2012

Majority of Torontonians oppose bag ban

60% of Torontonians oppose the 5cent per bag fee. Though it is interesting that 44% agree with more useless regulations. Hopefully Mayor Ford will thwart these regulation happy councillors. It really is time to vote out the lefty and mushy middle councillors. TORONTO - Just over half of Toronto voters disapprove of the city’s new plastic bag ban. A Forum Research Poll conducted Thursday night shows a slim majority disapprove of the plastic bag ban council approved in a surprise vote on Wednesday. But 60% say they will be glad to see the 5¢ bag fee tossed. The poll comes less than 24 hours after city council went against Mayor Rob Ford and voted to ban retailers from offering shoppers single-use, plastic bags effective January 1, 2013. Council did agree with Ford’s motion to scrap the city’s three-year-old “bag tax” starting July 1. “It doesn’t appear that the plastic bag ban excites as much opposition as the mayor claims, nor does it seem to have the power to unseat incumbents in the next election,” Forum president Lorne Bozinoff stated in a press release Thursday night.

5 comments:

Pissedoff said...

Don't bet the family jewels on it Bozinoff. Look what happened in Alberta.

Anonymous said...

um....60% oppose the $0.05 tax... I"d say it's more realistic to believe that same 60% will not be overly impressed with the all out ban and reflect that in the next vote.

What ever happened to the UV degrading bags of a few brief years ago and why aren't they out there.... wasn't the 0.05 levy to pay for the added cost of retailors going out and buying those bags???

i don't know...the more common sense seems to appear in Toronto the more the extreme opposite seems to rear it's ugly head

Anonymous said...

It is not anti plastic bag it is pro salmonella. They are part of nature too. For years humans have been trying to eradicate these innocent creatures. They will now have a fighting chance to survive.

Anon1152 said...

Strange that (at least according to what I read here) more people are in favour of the all out ban than are in favour of the 5 cent tax.

I'd much rather pay 5 cents for a plastic bag than be denied access to one altogether...

Anonymous said...

So what if 60% are against. Lots of people were against gay marriage and then public opinion changed and then Harper flipflopped and became for gay marriage. same with the bags. In a few years conservatives will get on board and support it.

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