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  • Local Businesses Lukewarm on Liberals’ Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

    The local business community isn’t opposed to banning plastic bags but wants government to think of all aspects before adopting such a law.

    The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador passed a non-binding resolution on the weekend urging the Liberal Government to put such a ban in place.

    Vaughn Hammond, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in the province, says there are a lot of things to consider such as offering an alternative to plastic bags because merchandise still has to be carried from one point to another.

    For instance, if the alternative is paper bags, what will the cost be.

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