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Eco fee talk pops up again on campaign

Provincial leaders talk about what they would do to the program

Tory leader Tim Hudak repeated calls to get rid of what he calls an "eco tax" in the province.

It's a fee you sometimes see on your bill if you buy electronics or environmentally unfriendly items like hairspray.

Hudak continues to state it doesn't help the environment.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath doesn't want consumers to buy things with as much packaging and "waste," calling the implementation of the eco free program a "debacle."

Premier Kathleen Wynne points to legislation that died because of the election campaign, which would require eco fees to be built into the price of a product rather than showing up as an extra charge on your receipt.

She says if re-elected, they will re-introduce the bill.

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  1. john posted on 05/28/2014 02:07 PM
    good i hope thay get rid of them thay are stupid ideal anyways .
  2. Frankie posted on 05/28/2014 03:24 PM
    Wynne wants to hide the fee so we're not constantly reminded of being taxed to death
  3. don was right posted on 05/28/2014 04:55 PM
    as stupid and corrupt a fee as the drive clean fee. People will sti;; buy hair spray, and 60 in TV made in china.
  4. thor posted on 05/28/2014 06:39 PM
    Just one more reason to not elect the Lieberals!
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