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More details and regulations will be coming as government works through the details, but a private members' bill passed in June 2018 will mean the end of single-use plastic "check-out" bags as of July 1, 2019.
Paper bags and reusable bags will be the only option available in most circumstances. There will be exceptions for:
In place of the plastic check-out bags, recyclable paper bags can still be provided at a cost to customers of no less than 15 cents or reusable bags at no less than $1.
We will be keeping small businesses in the loop as regulations are formulated and more details are announced.