Mayor Ford takes aim at water bottle ban
Mayor Rob Ford wants to bring bottled water back to city-owned buildings, community centres & parks.
The ban was approved in the David Miller days, but didn't take effect until this January.
Speaking on Newstalk 1010's The City, Mayor Ford says the issue needs to be brought back to the floor.
Guest, councillor Vince Crisanti says it's "absurd" to have to offer water in cups to visitors at City Hall that end up spilling. Councillor Doug Ford calls it "embarrassing".
Neither Ford brother could understand why it's OK for the city to allow the sale of bottled cola, root beer, ginger ale & juice on their land, but not water.
The ban was meant to encourage Torontonians to grab reusable water bottles for their H20 & save energy used the recycling process.
Giorgio Mammoliti tried to get the ban on bottled water on city-owned properties reversed in the spring of 2011. His motion was lost 18-24.