Montreal suburb votes to ban single-use plastic bags

Brossard, Que., passed a bylaw as expected on Tuesday to ban the use of single-use plastic shopping bags in the Montreal suburb as of Sept.

See Full Article

1.

Other plastic bags, such as those containing dry cleaning, food sold in bulk, and flyers distributed door-to-door will still be allowed.

The bylaw was adopted by the Brossard council despite a legal letter the community received on Feb. 11 from the Canadian Plastic Bag Association demanding it back down.

The association called for consultations, suggesting the bylaw is "abusive and unreasonable," is based on faulty information and doesn't consider the negative impacts of a ban.

Shopping-bag detractors, however, say they are a source of pollution, end up in landfills and take a long time to decompose.

Brossard is one of at least five smaller Canadian municipalities that have instituted similar bans.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Timeline of the 3-year search for missing Malaysia plane

    World News CTV News
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The end of the deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 leaves the largest and most technologically challenging search in aviation history unresolved. Some of the key moments in the search: Source
  • MH370 search ends after three years

    World News CTV News
    SYDNEY, Australia - After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane. Source
  • Reports: police question Istanbul nightclub attacker

    World News Toronto Sun
    ISTANBUL — A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. Source
  • Friends recount terror and tragedy of seeing friend killed in Mexico club shooting

    Canada News CBC News
    The first gunshot cut through the pulse of the Playa del Carmen, Mexico, nightclub less than a minute after Charles Lewis last spoke to Kirk Wilson, a Canadian killed in a shooting that left four others dead in the early hours of Monday morning. Source
  • Mexican town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

    World News CTV News
    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in this resort town that has long been spared the violence of Mexico's cartel wars. Source
  • Officers at Ohio jail beat homeless veteran into coma: lawsuit

    World News CTV News
    DAYTON, Ohio -- A federal lawsuit alleges that officers at an Ohio jail beat a homeless veteran so severely that he ended up in a coma for two months and is now wheelchair-bound and cognitively disabled. Source
  • German court to rule if lawmakers can ban far-right party

    World News CTV News
    BERLIN - Germany's supreme court is scheduled to announce its verdict Tuesday on lawmakers' bid to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda. It would be the first ban of its kind since 1956. Source
  • Saskatoon man finally cashes in on $5M lottery win from last summer

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    SASKATOON — A Saskatoon man who traded in snacks for lottery tickets has picked up a $5 million cheque for being the sole winner of a Lotto 649 draw last summer. Curtis Mooney jokingly told reporters on Monday that he is 45 and single — “but not for long. Source
  • 81 false killer whales dead in stranding off Everglades

    World News Toronto Sun
    MIAMI — Officials say dozens of false killer whales have died after stranding themselves in the Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Everglades. Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service told reporters that the Coast Guard had confirmed sightings Saturday of the black dolphins in the shallows on the western edge of Everglades National Park. Source
  • Milos Raonic cruises to 1st-round victory at Australian Open

    Canada News CBC News
    Milos Raonic and Dustin Brown renewed their Grand Slam duel Monday night (Tuesday afternoon in Australia) and the result was the same as the last time — a three-set win for the tall Canadian. Raonic and Brown met for the first time in the first round of last year's U.S. Source