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Single-use plastics ban cancelled, a setback for Trudeau
A decree banning the use of certain single-use plastic objects in Canada has been invalidated by the Federal Court.

The Trudeau government had adopted the regulation in June 2022, classifying all single-use plastics as toxic substances.

However, Judge Angela Furlanetto ruled that the government had interpreted the definition of toxic substance too broadly, not relying on sufficient evidence, CTV News reports.

As a result, the Federal Court overturned the decree, making the six categories of objects previously banned legal once again.

Provincial and municipal regulations may continue to apply.

This decision is yet another environmental setback for the Trudeau government.

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