Earlier this week Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pushed for elimination of the 5 cent tax on plastic grocery bags in the city.
It was a plan that back fired for him and the city.
In the haste of city council to tar and feather a political opponent rather than do what’s best for the city, they passed a motion to get rid of the grocery bags all together.
This may be a very noble gesture for those behind such a cause but this has absolutely nothing to do with the environment.
What this is about is a split, dysfunctional city council that will do anything to kill their opponent.
Everybody wants to be green but this motion was passed without any consultation or study into the legal or financial ramifications or if it will even work.
Due to this lack of process its unlikely this action will ever see the light of day.
Too bad, it may have been a good idea, but that’s clouded by the lack of common sense and an abundance of pettiness.
Shouldn’t they be discussing why the Eaton Centre shooter was employed by the city to work with kids despite being on house arrest for an alleged sexual assault, instead of grocery bags?
Remember the killer who fell through the cracks…..
Perhaps in those cracks, is where the councilors should be shoving those bags?
I’m Scott Thompson.
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