Mississauga bans shark fin products
It’s official: Mississauga has beaten Toronto to the punch. While city council here has been having a hard time banning shark fin products, Mississauga councillors unanimously adopted a bylaw this morning that prohibits the possession and sale of shark fins in the city, jurisdictional issues be damned. The move makes Mississauga the largest city in Canada to outlaw the controversial seafood. Brantford made a similar decision earlier this year, and Oakville banned shark fins back in July, effectively cornering the city of Toronto from the west (of course, more shark fins are probably served north of the city). Toronto city council meets tomorrow to address the issue. Mississauga councillor Pat Mullin told the Toronto Star she hopes the city’s move will create momentum for a ban in other cities across Canada. “I hope Toronto, tomorrow, uses Mississauga as an example,” she said, which we believe would officially turn this week into no-shark week. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »
6 thoughts on “Mississauga bans shark fin products”
I’d like to say that the city has made a great choice and I hope many other cities follow our example.
I’m very happy to hear this. It’s barbaric and unsustainable the way these are harvested.
Great! Chinese restaurants in Richmond Hill, Markham, Toronto and Vaughan thank Mississauga for driving business to them.
You may be against the practice of preparing/selling/eating shark’s fin, but that doesn’t mean that hundreds of thousands of Chinese people in the GTA agree with you.
Anything less than a federal ban on shark’s fin will do anything but reroute the flow of customers to businesses in juristictions that allow the product, within reason.
Good luck getting shark’s fin banned in Markham, where a good chunk of the population is Hong Kong Chinese.
Hazel just screwed over a lot of Chinese restaurants in Mississauga who will stand to lose business over this.
Boo hoo Drew.
That’s a very good start!
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