Vancouver pushes new paper tax on retailers, coffee shops

Posted by Kirk LaPointe,

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The City of Vancouver sure can throw some curveballs at times.

To paraphrase the late comedian Henny Youngman: Take the new paper cup and bag fees. . . please.

In the throes of a pandemic, with public health orders confusing even the Mensa members and inflation deflating even the miserly, it seems the least we need is even more disruption and the least we can afford is even more expense.

Yet here we go.

What was a semi-smart plan many moons ago to dissuade us from our patterned behaviour to use plastic bags and single-use coffee and tea cups feels semi-irritable in January 2022. It has the appropriateness of announcing a break-up as a partner’s Christmas gifts are opened…read more.