Rob Ford could lose another crucial council battle over, um, plastic bags
Apparently bored with actual news, the Toronto Sun conducted a poll of city councillors to see if Rob Ford has the votes necessary to kill the five-cent plastic bag “tax.” Unfortunately for Ford, 23 alleged pinko latte sippers councillors support keeping the fee (only the mayor and 13 allies—including Frances Nunziata, who called it “a crazy tax”—would kill it). In an editorial on the same issue, the Star countered that, “like much of Ford’s agenda, his opposition to the mandatory fee seems based more on small-government sentiment and raw populist emotion than any sound policy analysis.” Given the real (and obvious) benefits of the bag fee, we’re inclined to agree. Read the entire story [Toronto Sun] »
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Wow, Miller and his left flank must have been really mean to Councillor Ford for him to try to systematically undo every bit of policy they championed, in retribution. My understanding is that the far left of council were furious about the bag charge precisely because it was not a tax. The bag premium goes to the retailers bottom line. So in fact, His Worship and Lady MacBethziata – who also supports taxing bicycles – actually favour killing a policy that diverts waste while also increasing corporate profits! Where did these clowns come from?!
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