Insauga: Mississauga protest part of nationwide push to get Ottawa to make loans more affordable

Posted December 14, 2021

Members of a Peel advocacy group will protest outside a dozen or so money-lending businesses in central Mississauga tomorrow as part of a nationwide call on Ottawa to criminalize high-interest loans that target low-income families.

Peel ACORN, an independent social and economic justice group, will gather members and others outside Money Mart in Cooksville shortly after noon and then continue on to a number of similar financial services companies in the immediate area.

Organization members say they chose the location in which to gather for its unusually high number of lending companies within a relatively small area.

The group’s protest is part of ACORN Canada’s National Day of Action for Fair Banking in which similar demonstrations will take place in eight other cities across Canada including Ontario locations Hamilton, Toronto, London and Ottawa.

 

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Article by Declan Finucane for Insauga

 

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