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.

“The announcement follows one city councillor’s request for the public to launch lawsuits against the city to overturn the ban. After considering all their options, the advocacy group became the first to announce their intentions to challenge the ban.

“This reckless decision to ban plastic bags is nothing about the environment – the amount of plastic bags being used will not decrease one bit. This decision is about increasing the cost of living to residents of this city, hitting the lowest income earners the hardest,” McGuire warned.

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

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