Rob Ford’s mission to rid the city of its five-cent fee on plastic bags came one step closer to success when an executive committee (picked by the mayor) voted on Monday to rescind the fee. The issue still has to go to a city council vote next month, where it will probably fail, but in the meantime, Toronto tweeters offered their five cents.
@stujeffries There hasn’t been this much fuss over a plastic bag since Joan Rivers’ last visit.
@RadioFreeCanada I remember being mad the day after the bag fee came in, when they had to ring me up five cents after I bought $100 headphones.
@ScottDionBrown Since it was introduced, I have not paid for a single plastic bag. It’s the easiest thing in the world to avoid.
@Kelowna I’d be okay if the plastic bag fee went to some environmental group, but I’m not okay with it just going into retailers’ pockets.
@AmberIPR I liked the fee. It was a punishment for forgetting one of the million eco-friendly totes I have somehow acquired.
@alekt But, remember what Ford said on the radio: 5 cent bags cost families $500/month. Which is only, like, 10,000 BAGS PER FAMILY.
@xinit0 @alekt I’ll need you to quadruple-bag everything, too.
@alekt @xinit0 You need to quadruple bag if you want your groceries to survive as you run up your driveway to avoid Marg Delahunty.
@GraphicMatt I will personally give Rob Ford a big pile of nickels if he promises never to bring this up again.