Author: Valerie Hauch
Source: Toronto Star
June 22, 2012
"Some think it’s a fishy situation. Do municipalities, like Mississauga whose ban on shark fin products goes into effect at the end of the month, have the right to outlaw a product that Canadian law allows?
“We do have that right,’’ says Mississauga Councillor Pat Mullin, a driving force behind the ban, acknowledging a staff report last year suggested the opposite.
Nevertheless, Mississauga council concluded it could ban the possession, sale and consumption of shark fin products by virtue of the “powers and authorities that are afforded to municipalities’’ under the Municipal Act, Mullin said."
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