Forget Canada Day, this weekend is all about the end of the plastic bag fee

Forget Canada Day, this weekend is all about the end of the plastic bag fee

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While most Torontonians will be scurrying to the cottage, attending Pride or setting off fireworks in their backyard this Canada Day, plastic bag lovers can fete the demise of the five-cent plastic bag fee. Council’s decision to ditch the mandatory fee officially comes into effect this Sunday—though, of course, the bags will only be available until the outright ban starts January 1. Plus, Loblaws and several other retailers have said they’ll continue to charge five cents per bag. So, actually, there’s really not very much for plastic bag lovers to celebrate (you should probably put away that plastic bag party dress). [Toronto Sun]