Canada's largest city will go ahead with plastic bag ban
Toronto city council has voted not to revisit its decision to ban plastic bagsas of January 1st.
Only 18 of the city's 45 councillors voted in favour yesterday of reopening the discussion, falling well short of the two-thirds needed to pass the motion.
The vote upholds a motion passed in June that saw council approve a motion to scrap a five-cent bag levy for the remainder of 2012 before implementing a ban next year.
The Ontario Convenience Stores Association contends the ban violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and has said it plans to pursue legal action if the ban goes into effect.