Let’s start with
“Judge says Ottawa listing plastic items as toxic was ‘unreasonable and unconstitutional'”
Gosh who could have seen that coming? Look I get it, plastics can be bad for the environment and just throwing them in oceans and lakes and heck just all over the street sucks and people shouldn’t do that.
But to call them toxic was a massive overreach as is normal for the Liberals and obviously a Judge saw it that way as well.
This nonsensical classification was just a way to allow the Gov to ban stuff as who wouldn’t ban something that is called toxic? The problem of course is that like so many things with Governments in general and the nutball Liberals in particular is they are just looking for a new way to raise taxes and don’t really care about solving anything at the base level of the problem.
Don’t get me started on the GST holiday for home heating oil on the East Coast, there is no possible way that makes any logical sense. If fact it proves what many of been saying all along those taxes are merely tax grabs pretending to be some great big awesome environmental gold star.
This current silly toxic plastice classification allowed Ottawa to ban a wide variety of single-use plastics because under the CEPA, the federal government can ban toxic substances.
With this classification retroactively overturned, does it mean single-use plastics like bags and straws will come roaring back?
Not likely at this point, but at least the door is open for those that way to. Plus there was a couple of very environmentally friendly plastic type bags produced that the gov just ignored and lumped them in with the rest. So perhaps they might make a comeback.
At the end of the day it’s another slap in the face for the crazy liberals.. and their criminal Environment minister.
“There’s no such thing as a bad material or good material. It depends on the context in which you use it,”