Toronto Public Library's new Wi-Fi hotspot program only scratches the surface of internet accessibility issues in the city.
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The devices will help those in low income neighbourhoods have access to free, fast internet.
Yesterday BC ACORN members from Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, Burnaby and Coquitlam rallied in front of a Vancouver Money Mart location, calling on the Province to take immediate action against predatory payday lenders that are bleeding BC's working poor dry.
Partnership aims to get Torontonians in low-income neighbourhoods online
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.
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.