The average share of income spent on shelter was more than 55 per cent, while more than 43 per cent of participants reported they were falling behind in meeting their basic financial obligations.
Fair Fees - Frais équitable
A small group of anti-poverty activists took to the streets of downtown Halifax on Saturday, urging Canadian telecom giant Eastlink to offer more affordable internet, as many of their competitors do.
The Fair Communications Sales Coalition filed the request in the wake of the CRTC’s hearings into allegations of unsavoury telecom sales practices
The Fair Communications Sales Coalition delivered its testimony, arguing in favour of expanded consumer protections
Researchers call for mandatory requirement to provide customers with key info in writing
Groups representing elderly and low-income Canadians say too many companies' sales practices cross the line
The Big Three have doubled down on their argument that there is no unsavoury sales problem in Canada’s telecom industry
One in four Toronto children lives in poverty, but programs to make the internet accessible to low-income people are full of holes.
Canada’s Big Three carriers claimed that the country’s existing rules are enough to protect telecom consumers.
ACORN members here in Ottawa and across the country are calling for REAL alternatives to payday lenders from ALL levels of government. * Les membres d'ACORN, ici à Ottawa et partout au pays, réclament de VRAIES alternatives aux prêteurs sur salaire de tous les paliers de gouvernement.