Victoria’s plastic bag ban quashed by B.C. court Social Sharing

City can still go ahead with ban if it gets permission from provincial government

The City of Victoria has lost a battle in B.C.’s court of appeal over its ban of single-use plastic bags.

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that because Victoria’s primary aim in enacting the ban was the environment, it required approval by the Minister of Environment — something it failed to receive.

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2019-07-12T09:02:50-04:00 July 12th, 2019|