Your humble correspondent is delighted to see that City Council has solved all the problems of Toronto and has moved on to debating trivialities. Yesterday, it debated (again) whether we should have a tax on plastic bags, but decided to ban them altogether. Obviously, the serious work of running a city has been completed, and Council is just tidying up before disbanding to join us in the eternal crime-free parade of happy children, librarians and unicorns winding its way through the roads-turned-bike lanes.
Frances Nunziata, bless her heart, voted against the 5¢ bag tax and was on the winning side. She also voted against the ban on plastic bags, but lost. Council voted to scrap the tax before banning bags next year.
Rob Ford said the first sensible thing of his tenure as Mayor: the ban “doesn’t make any sense” and was “ludicrous”. Satan put on a sweater.