The historic CRTC announcement today was focused in the right direction by declaring broadband a basic service and by recognizing that affordability is a problem. However, the announcement did not include anything about the desperately needed subsidy for urban low income people that ACORN members were hoping to hear.
Fair Fees - Frais équitable
Lancement national par ACORN du rapport sur les prêts prédateurs
Income inequality is mounting in Canada, making an already inexcusable wealth gulf worse.
Anti-poverty activists want the government to ensure Canada’s big banks serve those most in need so that they aren’t firced to turn to payday-loan companies.
Despite negative image payday loan industry says it's a necessary service for marginalized Canadians
47% des répondants à un sondage disent utiliser les services de prêts sur salaire pour payer l’épicerie; plusieurs le font parce qu’ils n’ont pas accès à une protection de découvert.
Poor people use financial services such as payday loans because banks don’t work for them, a report suggests.
A new report from left-leaning think-tank the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives suggests payday loans are a last resort for many.
The CCPA and ACORN have just released a comprehensive report on predatory lending.