Quoteth (from this article):
A new era begins on Prince Edward Island Saturday as retailers can once again legally sell canned carbonated beverages for the first time in almost a quarter-century.
The lifting of P.E.I.'s so-called "can ban" is being viewed by Islanders as either a cause for celebration or a day to lament. Prince Edward Island was the only place in North America where pop could only be sold in refillable bottles.
The ban was put in place in 1984 to protect jobs at the local Pepsi bottling plant and to protect the environment.
I thought the ban was way before 1984 ? I remember a can of pop being a 'status symbol' in the mid 1970s!?