Update for members:

RCC attended, on February 16, the Brossard city council session. During this session, the Mayor of Brossard, Mr. Paul Leduc, persisted in his obstinacy and refusal to have any discussion with stakeholders and adopted a bylaw prohibiting the distribution of plastic shopping bags.

The bylaw also targets biodegradable shopping bags across the municipality. Reusable bags thiker than 0.1 millimeter are not affected by the ban. Retailers who defy this regulation will face fines ranging from $100 to $4,000 for repeated offenses. The ban will start September 1, 2016, following an awareness campaign by the City of Brossard.

RCC’s press release:

L’industrie du commerce de détail extrêmement déçue de l’interdiction des sacs de plastique sur le territoire de la Ville de Brossard (in French only)

City of Brossard’s press release:

Brossard Adopts By-Law Prohibiting Distribution of Plastic Shopping Bags in the Municipality

In the media:

Next steps:

  • RCC will continue its representations to the Montreal Metropolitan Community’s (CMM) working group.
  • RCC will request meetings with the ministers of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Mr. Martin Coiteux, and Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel.
  • These approaches aim to circumscribe regulations that municipalities can adopt regarding the management of plastic bags on the Quebec territory.

If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact Luc Tremblay, Director of government relations, at 514-982-0267, extension 339, or by email at [email protected].