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#181 RFS

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:05 PM

Weren't they getting sued by the plastic bag association or something?

#182 tjv

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:48 AM

There will be a few stand-up businesses that have a spine and will challenge the ban - continue to offer plastic bags for free, and will receive overwhelming customer support in the process.

 

It's a ridiculous by-law, and ridiculous by-laws always get challenged.

I'm not saying I agree with the by-law, frankly government has better things to do that come up with stupid rules.  How do they plan to enforce this bylaw - hire the plastic bag bylaw police?

 

And how does it work on garbage day? - "sorry Sir/Maam you used plastic bags to bag your garbage so we left it at the curb"

 

It will be interesting to see which businesses don't abide by the bylaw.



#183 DustMagnet

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

I'm not saying I agree with the by-law, frankly government has better things to do that come up with stupid rules.  How do they plan to enforce this bylaw - hire the plastic bag bylaw police?

 

And how does it work on garbage day? - "sorry Sir/Maam you used plastic bags to bag your garbage so we left it at the curb"

 

It will be interesting to see which businesses don't abide by the bylaw.

 

I think they already have some sort of people that enforce existing bylaws.  Those people either patrol or respond to citizen complaints.

As for garbage day - the ban is on the provision of plastic shopping bags, not the consumer use of them.  So no, it would not be left at the curb.

 

People are dismissive of plastic bags getting out in the environment but look how they are blowing around in these other threads...



#184 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

They are figuratively blowing around in these threads. Not literally. No need to spend taxpayer money on the former.
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#185 sdwright.vic

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:04 PM

I think they already have some sort of people that enforce existing bylaws. Those people either patrol or respond to citizen complaints.


Priceless! Yes they do have people that are SUPPOSED to enforce bylaws. However they have had the wings clipped and been gelded by our illustrious mayor.
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#186 DustMagnet

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:06 PM

I quite like their house brand Turkey Jerky strips.  Great to chew on (because they are tough) while hiking.


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#187 spanky123

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:18 AM

I'm not saying I agree with the by-law, frankly government has better things to do that come up with stupid rules.  How do they plan to enforce this bylaw - hire the plastic bag bylaw police?

 

 

We laugh but the City just hired folks to patrol Airbnb listings and report them to bylaw enforcement. Wouldn't at all surprise me if they did the same to find plastic bag violators. Making City hall bigger and better seems to be the game here. 



#188 DustMagnet

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

We laugh but the City just hired folks to patrol Airbnb listings and report them to bylaw enforcement. Wouldn't at all surprise me if they did the same to find plastic bag violators. Making City hall bigger and better seems to be the game here. 

So on the one hand they are clipping the wings and gelding bylaw enforcement (which must be a pegasus analogy) and on the other they are spending money contracting out reporting.



 



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