Montreal

Brossard bans plastic bags in stores for fall 2016

Despite opposition from the Canadian Plastic Bags Association, the change is slated to come into effect as of September 2016.

City will launch transition period and awareness campaign

The city voted unanimously in favour of banning single-use plastic bags. (CBC)

The City of Brossard has voted in favour of a ban on plastic shopping bags in stores starting next fall.

The change comes into effect as of September 2016. The South Shore community will also undertake a transition period to phase out the plastic bags while also launching an awareness campaign.

The vote passed unanimously, with city councillors saying it was an ecological move.

The Canadian Plastic Bags Association had voiced its opposition, claiming Brossard hadn't properly consulted its citizens or merchants.

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