Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Announces Plans To Challenge Bag Ban Bylaw

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If city council won’t stand up for taxpayers, the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition will.

This afternoon, the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition announced plans to proceed with a legal challenge to the city’s bag ban bylaw. President Matthew McGuire made the announcement speaking with Newstalk1010′s Jim Richards.

“The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is planning to go ahead with legal action against the city over the bag ban bylaw,” McGuire announced. “We’re watching city council to see the outcome of their decision on the matter later this month.

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Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Wants To ReverseTheBagBan.ca

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition will join a powerful coalition announcing the launch of http://www.reversethebagban.ca Monday morning at City Hall.

Earlier this year, an amendment to a motion meant that a vote to eliminate the bag fee was also a vote to ban bags altogether. The unprecedented move to ban a common household item with no prior consultations has put the city on shaky legal ground, with several organizations planning legal action to stop the ban from coming into effect on January 1st, 2013.

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Coalition Rules Mayor Ford Offside

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Toronto Taxpayers Coalition (TTC) would like to see Mayor Rob Ford spend political capital on defending taxpayers instead of defending himself.

The recent controversy sparked by allegations about the use of city resources to coach highschool football has served to distract the mayor’s attempts to focus on policy issues. “As this city’s financial coach, we believe Mayor Ford should set a positive example for the rest of the City Hall team by dedicating taxpayer dollars strictly to city business,” said coalition president Matthew McGuire.

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Price Fixing Complaints Growing: 216 Residents File Complaint With Competition Bureau

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216 Toronto residents have filed a complaint against the City of Toronto with the federal Competition Bureau.

The complaints allege that the City of Toronto bag fee by-law constitutes price-fixing. Price fixing is not legal under the Competition Act. The “bag fee backlash” is growing in a sign that there is growing discontent over the City of Toronto policy.

The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition posted the letters collected from Toronto residents at an event held in the lobby of City Hall today at 10:30 AM

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Bag Fee Called “illegal”: Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Files Competition Bureau Complaint Against City Of Toronto

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Today the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition revealed that it has filed a complaint with the Competition Bureau against the City of Toronto over its shopping bag fee by-law.

The City of Toronto is an industry leader in the sale of recycled plastics. Its bag fee bylaw has the effect of fixing the price of plastic bags in all 5,000 retail stores in Toronto.

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Taxpayers Coalition Uses Robocalls To Fight For Subways

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition is utilizing digital technology to deliver voice messages to subway supporters across Toronto this weekend.

The voice messages, which have been broadcast to thousands of members and supporters of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition, encourages voters to phone their MPP in an event they call Subway Sunday.

“We are asking people to hold their MPPs accountable for their vote in last week’s debate at Queen’s Park on subways for Toronto. If you get their voice mail, ask them to call you back and explain why they voted against subways for your neighbourhood. If the mayor of Toronto can return every one of his phone calls, then certainly MPPs can call you back to explain why they voted against subways,” said coalition president Matthew McGuire.

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Is Robo-Raymond Cho Misleading Scarborough Voters?

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Is Robo-Raymond Cho Misleading Scarborough Voters?

Toronto Taxpayers Coalition president Matthew McGuire expressed deep disappointment this morning upon learning Councillor Cho has taken to spreading rumours that TTC chair Karen Stintz will not be present at the coalition’s Transit Townhall.

This reminds many people of the controversy going on right now in Ottawa. Some members of the Toronto Taxpayers Coalition have nicknamed Councillor Raymond Cho ‘Robo-Raymond’.

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Taxpayers Coalition Hosts Debate Between Stintz And Chong In Scarborough

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The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition has announced an exciting Transit Townhall in Scarborough on Thursday March 8th, with a panel featuring Dr. Gordon Chong and TTC Chair Karen Stintz.

“Our Transit Townhall is going to allow residents the opportunity to voice their concerns and pose their questions to our panel,” said coalition president Matthew McGuire. “We hope that by creating dialogue, we can help cut through the rhetoric and help everyone get a better perspective of the issue.”

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