Councillors who hate people
Council in Toronto has outlawed the plastic bag. Choices? Freedom? Forget about it. They are far wiser and better than you and me, and since they don't like plastic bags, you can't have them.
The bags take up less than 1/2 of one percent of the landfill, so the gain is so small as to be unnoticable. Next time you have a big pile of grass clippings or leaves - or anything - remove 1/2 of one prcent of the pile and notice the massive change. This is political, not scientific.
Here is a list of the people who are better than you; the councillors who voted to ban the bag.
Maria Augimeri, Ana Bailão, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam.
Now here is the list of councillors who think that grown-up merchants and grown-up shoppers can make decisions, especially on something so simple as, "paper or plastic?"
Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson.
Karen Stintz was not there and did not vote.