ACORN wants the B.C. government to change the legislation regulating the payday loan industry, including reducing the maximum rates charged, currently up to $23 per $100 borrowed.
Fair Fees - Frais équitable
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has taken a lead role in the fight against ‘predatory lenders’.
Anti-poverty groups urge a national law, while regulation now falls to the provinces.
A new survey finds that the vast majority of fast-cash payday loans are a last resort after users rejected by banks.
Web giant bows to advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable.
Bonnie Barrett talks to the Sheldon MacLeod Show about the NS ACORN action as part of the National Day of Action on Fair Banking.
On Thursday May 5 ACORN Canada and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came together to call on the Federal government to bring back postal banking and make sure that fair banking is a reality for low and moderate income Canadians. 5 cities across the country held actions to bring attention to the need for a postal bank as an alternative from the predatory lending industry that includes payday lenders, installment loan operators, and more.
A rally protesting payday loans was held in Halifax Thursday morning. The protest was part of a larger event held across the country.
ACORN Canada's tireless efforts to keep the high cost of internet in the public eye led to our members being invited to the CRTC's public hearing on internet access and affordability. On April 14, 10 ACORN members told personal stories about how not having access to home internet has impeded their - and their childrens' - success in the digital economy.
In a forceful and unusual statement delivered in the middle of a public hearing, the chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator called on governments as well as the telecom industry itself to contribute to the development of a “coherent national broadband strategy.”