So Richmond Hill, Ontario city Councillor David West went on a canoe trip, and the trash he found along the way encouraged him to propose a ban or reduction on plastic straws and grocery bags.
Weeks after the ill-fated trip, West officially proposed his plastics crackdown to the Council. Councillor Karen Cilevitz played along beautifully, choking up as she displayed a photo of a dead whale, itself choked with an alleged 40 pounds of plastic.
Councillor Greg Beros challenged the photo with a quick Google search, and — hold on, didn't we visit David West in his office during our investigation on his dislike for the national anthem and found him hoarding plastic utensils and a Styrofoam cup? Roll that footage!