26 Oct '11, 1pm

Toronto bans shark fin products via @TreeHugger

Toronto bans shark fin products via @TreeHugger

It was a typical Toronto political scene; City Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker flies a radio controlled shark balloon around the council chambers; speaker Nunziata jumps up and down, but in the end when it comes to a vote, a ban on shark fin products is passed by an astonishing 38 to 4, over the objections of Mayor Rob Ford and his closest supporters, now down to like three people. Mayor Ford said "I don't think it's in our purview to do that. If other councillors want to do it it's an open vote," as they all are in a system without political parties. The Chinese community in Toronto is very large and influential, and the Toronto Chinese Business Association took out full page ads protesting the vote, making a surprisingly specious argument: In a comparable situation, ivory products have been banned in this country for a long time. How come there is no pressure for private...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/toronto-bans-shar...

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