The spendthrift Toronto city council, having run through most of the reserve fund built by previous (and better!) city councils, now wants to tax disposable coffee cups. Of course, council hasn't thought this through.
Paper cups are recyclable and biodegradable. Why are they not taxing the plastic shell cups such as those used by 7-11 for Slurpees, and foam and plastic contains for takeout food? Better yet, tax SUVs and luxury cars, and their accessories - cowcatchers (who the heck in Toronto needs a cowcatcher???), fancy hubcaps, expensive stereo systems. Tax high-end homes, furniture, clothing and accessories. Take it out of the pockets of the wealthy, not the overburdened middle class.