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City officials approve tougher anti-idling bylaw

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Board of Health has approved a tougher anti-idling bylaw.

This bylaw is to ensure people turn off their car engines after sitting for a minute.

The board wants to give parking enforcement officers the power to hand out infraction notices to idlers.

Queen’s Park would have to agree to let Toronto police’s “Blue Hornets” officers hand out the $125 tickets, along with parking tickets.

City council is expected to debate the proposed changes in June.

As of last fall, Burlington brought in a 60-second idling bylaw.