Friday, June 08, 2012
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.