Which Kelowna mayoral candidate will you vote for?
Colin Basran 
Tom Dyas 
David Habib 
Glendon Smedley 
Silverado Socrates 
Not planning to vote 
Total Votes:  4907

Should Canada ban single-use plastic items?

Poll: Single use plastics ban

More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa's plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers.

It is the second lawsuit filed in the court by a coalition of plastics makers calling themselves the Responsible Plastic Use Coalition.

The first suit filed in 2021 seeks to overturn the government's decision to designate plastics as "toxic" under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault used that designation to publish regulations that will ban the sale, import and production of six plastic items.

The second lawsuit filed in mid-July asks the Federal Court to quash the ban, prohibit the government from using the act to regulate single-use plastics and prevent the ban from being implemented in the meantime.

Guilbeault says he is confident the government's regulations will be upheld and would rather work with the industry to improve recycling than battle the sector in court.

Have an opinion? Send it to [email protected]

Previous Polls

October 5, 2022 - 4907 votes
Which Kelowna mayoral candidate will you vote for?

Colin Basran: 910
Tom Dyas: 2328
David Habib: 639
Glendon Smedley: 26
Silverado Socrates: 85
Unsure: 489
Not planning to vote: 430

October 4, 2022 - 8439 votes
Do you agree that fighting crime by arresting more people is 'futile'?

Yes: 2282
No: 5649
Unsure: 508

October 3, 2022 - 8501 votes
Would you be able to afford an unexpected $200-per-month expense?

Yes: 4265
No: 3691
Unsure: 545

September 29, 2022 - 10199 votes
Should Canada impose tougher sanctions on Russia over its latest moves in its war on Ukraine?

Yes: 7752
No: 2053
Unsure: 394

September 28, 2022 - 9171 votes
Should Ottawa spend more now to combat the effects of extreme weather in the future?

Yes: 4188
No: 4312
Unsure: 671

Previous Poll Results

Do you agree that fighting crime by arresting more people is 'futile'?

Total Votes:  8439

» Previous Polls

Have an idea for a poll question?
Email us [email protected]