Bag ban brings unintended consequences: It means customers of local businesses won't be able to carry their bags anywhere near the store.
"The rules are so broad," said Mike Denniss, chief of staff for Mayor Jim Kenney. "I've never heard of one ordinance or one rule that goes farther than others in the city, with no clear reason behind it, that would prevent people from carrying and I don't think anyone even knows what the intention behind it is."
But the ban isn't limited to people coming from out 더킹 카지노of town. Bags can be carried into Wal-Mart stores, grocery stores, even gas stations. But Wal-Mart representatives said that's not their intent.
"If they're not going to carry something they have to say so," Wal-Mart spokesman Matt Clark said. "They have to be prepared to accommodate anyone who wants to carry a bag."
It's hard to read between the lines, however, because all the information about the rules came from the City of Ottawa, which is the lead city in this case. Officials who oversee the city's zoning departments haven't been briefed on the issue.
While city council must approve any changes to Ottawa's bylaw, the final rule is being developed by staff in the city's zoning department. And the proposal to ban bylaw-enforced bags is the third version submitted by city staff to the Departme우리카지노nt of Justice since 2013.
In the first draft, Ottawa's zoning department said no one could carry up to two bags into Wal-Mart stores. The second draft changed that to allow up to two bags, which included food and other items that may be left out of someone's carry-on bag. The final one allows up to two, but only for customers, who can't carry other items either.
A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company has never imposed any restrictions on the size of bag, because the company didn't want to get in the way.
"We believe that a great number of Canadians would buy our goods and service if they had the opportunity to do so and they are certainly allowed to do so," the spokesman said. "That's why they have our full support."
In a joint statement with the city's other zoning officials, Wal-Mart Canada and the city's Office of Traffic and Operations said they were "unaware of any specific legisl안산안마 안산출장마사지ation or local ordinance that would prohibit a customer from carrying multiple bags into a Canadian retailer, nor have we received any requests from local authorities to d