LAU: The inconvenient truth about plastic bans

Plastic products are under attack from progressive politicians from coast to coast in Canada. In British Columbia, the mayor of Victoria is calling for a province-wide ban on disposable plastic packaging. In New Brunswick, Liberals want to join P.E.I. and ban plastic bags next year.

Catherine McKenna, the federal environment minister, rails incessantly against plastic drinking straws. And in Winnipeg, a plastic bag ban “will be considered again early next year,” reports the Winnipeg Sun. Such a ban could be supported by Manitoba’s PC government, which is also looking at ways to curb plastic bag use.