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AGAR: Canada isn't the problem when it comes to plastic pollution

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Some people want to solve problems.

Other people – and here I am speaking mainly of politicians – are more interested in appearing to be solving problems.

As a result politicians are often punishing the people who didn’t do it.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “I am very pleased to announce that as early as 2021, Canada will ban harmful, single-use plastics from coast to coast.”

“You’ve all heard the stories and seen the photos. And to be honest, as a dad it is tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags?”

You could start by telling the kids that happily their fellow Canadians aren’t the ones to blame.

I don’t want plastic in the oceans any more than the........

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